After my last post, I ran across another wonderful article, written by someone who was close to the Abedini family. Unlike most journalists, this one lovingly and graciously deals with the issue of spiritual leaders who have hurt or disappointed us. There are so many different potential responses when we see blatant, and sometimes shocking, … More Pastor Saeed – Hero or Villain?
Abuse can take many different forms… psychological, emotional, verbal, physical and yes…even spiritual. Spiritual abuse occurs when people in positions of religious authority or power use their influence to hurt those for whom they should be caring. All kinds leave their marks on their victims and can cause many to suffer from anxiety, depression and other … More Spiritual Abuse
I posted this on my Facebook page today and it ties into the second part of what I wrote about yesterday. “Some might think this photo is morbid and I’ve been wondering for a couple days why I immediately thought it was so beautiful (found it on bing by Ingrid “Drowning Bride”). Then today I … More Unshackled – Part 2
The following is PART ONE of an encouragement I wrote for a friend of mine who was going through a very dark time several years ago. I’d like to share it with you too because it is as true today as it was when I first wrote it. “I know you are hurting and angry … More Unshackled
Many times I’ve been in the depths of despair, sadness, loneliness. Sometimes I know what caused the downward spiral. Other times life seems pretty good, but I wake up one morning with an inexplicable weight on my chest …out of the blue. But always, I have found comfort in the Psalms. A favorite of mine … More Depths of Despair
Having struggled with depression and anxiety most of my life, and particularly since being diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and PTSD, mental health issues are near and dear to my heart. Below is an excellent article that helps shed some light into mental health and mass shootings. It’s an article every parent should read and I … More Busting Mental Health Myths
This post popped up on Facebook today, a poem. May it encourage you to continue putting one foot in front of the other. Your healing will come! A year ago today: Recently a friend has inspired me with her writing. I’m not yet published and still somewhat of a closet writer and I don’t write … More My Life – My Name
Hi! My name is Mycah and I’d like to share my story with you, to tell you a little about my journey. I hope it will inspire and encourage you to never give up, to rise above the waves and let God help draw you out of the deep waters of depression, whatever the source … More Introductions