It's like me telling someone with a broken leg to just "Get Up" and go. When they physically can't stand or walk.
This is so real and very heartbreaking, pastors are not invincible from depression, PTSD or mental health. Taking down the stigma of perfect pastors is one of the keys to seeing pastors be set free.
As we left I stopped by the nurses station and asked how often do you see adolescent suicide attempts at your hospital. The response shook me up, said that everyday they have many beds occupied of attempted suicides, and it's constantly rising.
When we allow the inaudible judgements of others to fill our thoughts, we can forget to be who God called us to be. Which can cause us to become silent, stagnant and still. He has given us each an individual voice, and our voice sounds different than others, and can be used in mighty ways. [...]
We had the opportunity to make a hard decisions to sell our house our first home that we built together. We have prayed over this home as it was being built, we have placed scripture on the foundation we have written prayers on the studs in the walls.
Depression is very real, and has been very real to me. The clips below are an excerpt from a message from Vous Church. It's with Kayla Stoeckleim who lost her husband to death by suicide. He was a lead pastor at a church and did all he could to work through it. She is continuing [...]
Talking about it brings up very strong emotions that come up from the original trauma. There is much less talking with EMDR.
Coming Home.... Remember no matter what lies you are feeling today that is keeping you from the Father’s love, our God is ready to wipe those lies away with TRUTH if you would only listen.
Watching which is also giving them an opportunity to see truth & a healing process at in action.
Becoming “the color” of what I feel the people around me would want me to be, to make them like me, respect me and love me.
Society praises those who do. It's more about what you accomplish than who you are as a person.
Many times in the past I’ve not been present, always thinking of the next thing “To Do”
When we can learn to use the word “no” and understand it as a complete sentence, this becomes the anchor for everything “yes” in our lives.
Introducing the newest(ish) part of the head family, Lucy! Lucy is now my service dog, meaning that she has been extensively trained by a professional to perform specific tasks that help me on a daily basis. This is different than an emotional support or therapy dog. I'll explain more on these differences at a later [...]
It is sad that the culture at times has taken the words “Anxiety & Depression” as buzz words. I’ve learned that these are not buzz words, these are very real health conditions. When it is excused as buzz words or “they will get over it” we are truly putting some at a major life risk. [...]