Congratulations! You survived preparing a great Thanksgiving meal, entertaining wonderful and even wacky loved ones, and the madness of Black Friday which has now become 'Black Thursday'. And the hoopla continues today on Cyber Monday. If you are like me, you graciously resisted the in-store shopping and peacefully surfed for online deals. By the way, … Continue reading Being Thankful After Thanksgiving
October is Clergy Appreciation Month. During this month, many congregations acknowledge their pastors and ministers that provide them with spiritual leadership and support. This appreciation is deemed worthy because faithfully committed clergy have an important role that is packed with heavy responsibilities in the lives of those in their churches, communities and families. But do … Continue reading Ministers Silently Suffer from Mental Illnesses
“This is why I weep and my eyes overflow with tears. No one is near to comfort me, no one to restore my spirit” (Lamentations 1:16, NIV). Have you ever experienced a storm that shattered your life in away that you had never experienced before? Things were so broken and chaotic that you could not … Continue reading Castaway After a Storm
Have you ever experienced a night so agonizing that it felt as though extra hours had been added to it? You know one of those nights that you are ready to be over and done with but the hands on the clock seemed to have been stuck? Well, not only have I had them, but … Continue reading You Just Survived a Dark Night!
Did you know we are held captive by our own thoughts? Did you know that we allow external noise to hold us hostage? Both situations can be either positive or negative. David confessed to God that “My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught at the voice of the enemy,” (Psalm 55:2b-3a, NIV). Our thoughts … Continue reading What Voice is Speaking to You?
There is no loss that compares to that of losing a loved one. Although death is apart of the process of life, one can never truly grow numb to the emotions felt each time the moment comes to say “goodbye” or “see you later”. When we lose those we love or admire, it leaves a … Continue reading It’s Okay to Enjoy Life After a Loss
Living with a mood disorder can be quite challenging. It doesn’t mean that you can not live and enjoy your life. It does mean that you must be honest with yourself about your true emotions. Before anyone else can attempt to comprehend the barriers you face ‘being you’, you have to embrace who you are … Continue reading Why You Need a Good Support System
It's Friday! And depending upon your current situation, the last thing you want to read about is suicide as you prepare for a long weekend. If you are on cloud nine or even 10 and everything seems to be going well with you, then you think you have no interest in reading about preventing someone … Continue reading Suicide Prevention Month
Everyone is anxiously waiting on the rare moment to watch one of God’s scientific wonders; the Eclipse! Well, at least pretty much everybody. Let’s be honest. You don’t have to be an astrologist to have a grand appreciation for what is considered a lifetime event. Any one with knowledge of what is going on, from … Continue reading Did You Know Some People Experience An Eclipse Everyday?
Have you ever experienced so much during one season that it left you just about speechless? You tried to explain your emotions to a confidant and the words would not fall into place. Then you eventually reach a reality that concluded that you yourself could not understand your haughty emotions. When you are experiencing a … Continue reading Trust God to Rescue You from Your Torment!