Hope for the Hurting
The past six months have been a blur on the windshield of our life. We went from the excited anticipation of the release of my new book, “Hope Prevails: Insights From a Doctor’s Personal Journey Through Depression” to a crashing halt when my husband was diagnosed with cancer the same day my book released. [more]read more
In today’s guest post, Liz Giertz, a self-admitted “word nerd,” shares a process she uses when faced with difficult decisions. Read to the end for a free printable worksheet she’s including as a special offer. [more]read more
What if it’s all a matter of perspective? His that is. His perfect, all-knowing perspective. What if, and this is a hypothetical, the length of our trial was determined by our response to it? [more]read more
“This is security. The alarm is sounding at your address. We have indication of point of entry. Police are en-route. Today is ______. Our call back number is _______.” The call came in after a long and tiring week. We had already faced one stressful incident after another. [more]read more
“I love you.” Words that bring comfort, peace, and joy to our heart. [Tweet "The words "I love you" bring #comfort, #peace and #joy to our heart. #mentalhealth"] I have found, however, that sometimes our words can be hollow. Have you ever had someone profess to love...read more
My husband’s frustration was palpable. He paced around the office, muttering under his breath to no one in particular. “I don’t get it. It makes no sense,” he spewed as he walked past me. Honestly, I couldn’t have agreed with him more. [more]read more
To the encourager: Yes, you. The one who is always there for others. The one who puts on a happy face to encourage others when your own heart is breaking. The one who affirms others’ worth and restores their hope. [more]read more
Pneumonia, a concussion, cancer, staff changes, financial strain, relationship disappointments, and professional stress, are just a few of the trials we encountered in rapid succession over the course of a year. We seemed to be assaulted by one after another like slipping over Niagra falls in a barrel. We felt naked and unprotected, in a free fall we couldn’t control and didn’t sign up for. [more]read more
“I don’t know how you do it. Given everything you’re going through, you still have a smile on your face and you continue to encourage and pray for others…” That was a message I received after returning home from the hospital where my husband was admitted for multiple pulmonary embolisms secondary to his chemotherapy treatments. [more]read more
“Lord, we need you now,” I cried. Weary, exhausted, and physically pained, all I could see were the dark walls of resistance closing in on me. No life preserver, no rope, no hand to lift me out of the valley of adversity. [more]read more
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