community, cultural issues, mental health & wellness, ministry, Scripture, spiritual, writing

Carry Each Other

In Anne Marie Miller's book Permission to Speak Freely, Miller describes a meeting with Jamie Tworkowski, founder of the mental health non-profit To Write Love On Her Arms. Over coffee, Tworkowski says something like this: "So there's this song U2 does called 'One,' and there's a line in it that says, 'We get to carry… Continue reading Carry Each Other

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mental health & wellness, personal, spiritual

“Peace So Unexplainable”

There's this song I've heard and sung pretty often at church in the last year or so called "Good Good Father." In the bridge it says this: Oh it's love so undeniable I, I can hardly speak Peace so unexplainable I, I can hardly think Funny thing though: Some months ago, in a season of… Continue reading “Peace So Unexplainable”

community, mental health & wellness, Scripture, spiritual

By Prayer and Petition

I started a petition once. Just once. It started on a Sunday in 2010, shortly after I had entered a very stressful season. The preacher at church that morning talked about a portion of Philippians 4 that says this: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,… Continue reading By Prayer and Petition

community, mental health & wellness, Scripture, theological

Galatians 6 on Compassion (With Contributions From Health Psychology and Bono)

"Carry each other's burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ....Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry his own load." ~ Galatians 6:2-5I've often found it contradictory for Paul to suggest that… Continue reading Galatians 6 on Compassion (With Contributions From Health Psychology and Bono)

community, ministry, stories, theological

An Indo Board and a Lesson in Servant Leadership

For the last few days, a few friends and I have had access to an indo board, a balance trainer that looks like this: We weren't exactly sure what to do with the indo board (especially me since I have very minimal physical coordination). But we enjoyed sitting, laying, and standing on it nonetheless, accompanied… Continue reading An Indo Board and a Lesson in Servant Leadership