Plainly put, this is called “I want others to like me and I push my thoughts and actions in that direction.” Is that something you struggle with? The approval of others? Wanting to please others? This was a big time struggle for me. Not to say that I’ve gotten the monkey off my back entirely. […]

Pick up your mat

Pick up your mat!  “After this, a Jewish festival took place, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. By the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem there is a pool, called Bethesda in Hebrew, which has five colonnades. Within these lay a large number of the sick — blind, lame, and paralyzed — waiting for the moving of […]


If we were, to be honest with ourselves, most of us desire and direct our prayers toward getting out of depression or any other unpleasant circumstance. We want out! And that is totally fair, that we want that. However…Now that is not a word we like to hear when we are frustrated and swallowed up […]

Discouraging days

Discouraging days Have you had days where you find yourself upset at yourself? Upset because you felt like you let yourself or someone else down. Or because you felt like you let God down? I’ve had those days. Those days where depression would get the better of me and I take that frustration and anger […]

Unwrap your Christmas Gift

Christmas is my most favorite time of the year. There is none other to match the warmth and cheer of this season. A nice cup of hot chocolate, in my Christmas mug, the warmth of the fire place and just enough light from the Christmas tree…picture-perfect shot. This also, however, turns into the season where […]

Step up

Have you ever wondered if you will stay entrenched in the wallow of depression, and not be able to make progress? That is a genuine concern, with all the why’s and how’s to back it up. But I believe that it is possible to grow even as we still endure what appears to be an […]

Save a starfish

At some point in our lives, at least some of us have heard, or read, had read to us as kids, the story of the starfish thrower by Loren Eiseley. The story of the young girl who was walking along the long stretch of a seashore one morning, where thousands of starfish had been washed […]

Face in the Mirror

What is your question? What have you asked yourself out loud, or in musing? When you look into your mirror. Who do you see? Amusingly, the mirror has become such an indispensable part of our lives. And if not the first thing, what is one of the first things you look at first thing in […]

Why? When? Where?

How did you wake up this morning? Feeling sad? Or empty? Or weak? If you struggle with depression, you probably woke up feeling sad, or empty, or weak. Or possibly all of those! Do you wake up in fear? Could you imagine every minute of your life in the anticipation that something dreadful is about […]