I blinked vacantly at my feet. My breathing was finally back to its usual predictable in-and-out rhythm. Wiping my wet eyes with the heels of my hands, I wondered if I’d be able to face walking back into church — the sermon had probably begun by now and I didn’t want people to see I’d …
When Christmas Makes You Sad
Christmas is something I really look forward to these days, but it wasn’t always that way. For many years I felt a sense of dread and despair whenever I even thought about family occasions like Christmas Day. If Christmas is a joyful time for you, that’s wonderful! I’m sharing the poem, below, to give you …
When Jesus was Abandoned (Church #2)
Jesus was abandoned. He's been there. He understands. This post will provide comfort and encouragement when you feel let down by your church community.
When You Feel Abandoned at Church (Church #1)
Struggles with church community are common among Christians who face serious illness or grief. This post offers compassion and comfort.
“Drowning” poem – Jesus, our Rock (Matt 7:24-25)
Jesus helps us in our times of deepest grief and depression. I love the parable of the Wise Builder. It's such a comfort when the storms of life rage.