The Stream of Counseling

Did you feel the darkness tremble? When all the saints joined in one song And all the streams flow as one river To wash away our brokenness. —Martin Smith Do you want to be healed? How deep do you want to go? How much truth can you bear? We can get so comfortable in our

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Good Grief

I don’t know where all of this will lead, but I do know that I’m not going to try to stop it, nor interpret it down into something that makes sense to me. We just don’t get to know everything right now, and to demand to know is to stifle, well, stifle something (That should have been really profound). I just know

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The Romance

I got out of bed this morning, showered, had my quiet time, came to work, had breakfast, took my antidepressant and vitamins, looked at my computer screen, and put my head down on my desk. Can I really get through another day of this? I am convinced man was not created to stare at a

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Desire and Calling

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” – Frederick Buechner I wish I had a dollar for every book my mother recommended to me throughout my lifetime; I could retire. I never read most of them, but I thank God that I did read

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Profound BS

I have been plagued with depression and profound seriousness for much of my life. I have, for as long as I can remember, felt the need to choose my words carefully so that each one is without blemish—making myself untouchable, hiding in the deep waters of the profound to keep people at a distance. “Still waters run deep?”

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The Veil

“With every step of our lives we enter into the middle of some story which we are certain to misunderstand.” – G.K. Chesterton When I was in my late teens I found myself in a psychiatric hospital following a suicide attempt. Not quite understanding how life had brought me here again, I began to imagine what

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The Heart of the Father

I am telling all of you the truth. I have heard the Eternal’s decree. He said clearly to me, “You are My son. Today I have become your Father. Psalm 2:7, The Voice I feel like I’m stumbling through this relationship with God. I hope (now) that I never appear to be, or try to

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Wonder

“There is another way, one that grants the “devil his due” in all the tragedy of life, but that also keeps hope alive that the haunting of the Romance is no illusion, either. Children aren’t a bad place to look when we’re trying to get beyond the cynicism of adulthood…” -John Eldredge & Brent Curtis

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Into The Mystic

You don’t recover quickly from something like this, and there is no part of me that wants to. I sat in my office where I sit every night to talk to God, and pray protection over us while we sleep, but this time I was speechless. I collapsed on to the couch with a tear

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The Sacred Romance

I lived most of my life from the broken places in me–letting the wounds and scars define me. I saw life through broken lenses. Most people do, and very few find a way out of it. We build walls around us, constructed of a pose that we can live behind–a story small enough to manage–designed

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