Tag: Mental Health

Broken | Visions (Chapter 4)

This post is the fourth in my blog series, Broken, about my personal experience with depression. Chopping down the obtrusive tree with gnarled roots from chapter 3 proved even more difficult than I imagined because with every swing of the ax, sticky sap would seep out and cover me. Every time I went to wash off the syrup, I would… Read more →

Broken | Dreams (Chapter 3)

This post is the third in my blog series, Broken, about my personal experience with depression. While I slumbered one fall night, God revealed another obtrusive tree. (Metaphor explained in chapters 1 and 2.) Its gnarled roots burrowed so deeply underground that it crowded and choked healthy trees around it. It became diseased and simply needed to be cut down. Removing this tree would… Read more →

Broken | The Impetus (Chapter 2)

This post is the second in my blog series, Broken, about my personal experience with depression. As we venture into the forest of my mind and traverse my innermost thoughts, feelings and fears, know that there were moments when bright sunlight shone through the trees. Fleeting though some of those rays may have been, they were present. I didn’t always recognize it at the… Read more →

Broken | Stirring in My Soul (Chapter 1)

This post is the first in my blog series, Broken, about my personal experience with depression. Depression isn’t what most people think it is. “[Depression] is not a character defect, a spiritual disorder or an emotional dysfunction. And chief of all, it’s not a choice,” writes Brandon W. Peach in Relevant Magazine‘s “5 Things Christians Should Know About Depression and Anxiety.” I know this firsthand because in… Read more →