It’s Okay to Get Angry

Parenting is hard.  Parenting during a Pandemic is harder.  Parenting during a Pandemic with a mood disorder is even harder.  Sometimes things that happen can trigger depressive episodes.  A situation that occurred in my life recently made me sad and angry.  I think that combined with the 3-week Covid pause, and possibly the cold weather, […]

God is Faithful

I’ve started listening to Lauren Daigle’s music and I’ve noticed I really like a lot of her songs.  They remind me that God loves me and He is always there for me. “I remember, I remember.  You have always been faithful to me.  I remember, I remember.  Even when my own eyes could not see.  […]

You Are Not Your Illness

The monster in your brain Causes so much pain The monster’s not you It’s kind of like the flu Except it may not go away Your monster could be here to stay It can be shrunk in size Therapy saves so many lives Medication need not cause shame It can help so much with the […]

Fight the Spiders!

M.J. has started this new game where he pretends to shoot spiders with his “bubble gun”.  By the way, if you don’t buy your kids toy guns they will apparently make one out of blocks.  Anyway, while we were getting the spiders this morning I felt inspired to write a poem: There are spiders all […]

God, are you there?

I found the sermon in church this morning very interesting.  It was talking about when we feel like God is silent in our life.  I felt like God was silent in my life when I was struggling with OCD and suicidal thoughts.  I wondered why God didn’t take my intrusive thoughts away.  I wondered if […]

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