In the Shadow of a Giant #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

For forty days, every morning and evening, the Philistine champion strutted in front of the Israelite army…As soon as the Israelite army saw him, they began to run away in fright… 1 Samuel 17:16;24 It’s such a simple Sunday School story. Even most people who don’t go to church know of the story of DavidContinue reading “In the Shadow of a Giant #WorldSuicidePreventionDay”

Mind the Gap – Depression Doesn’t Need Distance

I’ll start this off as I have my previous blogs on the subject: My name is David. And I’m a pastor who deals with bouts of depression. I don’t specialized in the medical or psychological field, but as one who fights a personal battle while refusing to let others stand alone in theirs. My depression isContinue reading “Mind the Gap – Depression Doesn’t Need Distance”

Light into the Darkness: Journaling Through a Depressed Heart

Sitting early this morning in the coffee shop, I had just finished reading John 15:26-27. I sat in stillness at the word Jesus used to describe the Holy Spirit jumped off the page. The Advocate, or Comforter. In scripture, the Psalmist calls this “selah” (stop, pause, think). And in the midst of meditating on the words of myContinue reading “Light into the Darkness: Journaling Through a Depressed Heart”

Thoughts of a Depressed Pastor: 4 Steps to Escaping Depression

My name is David. And I’m a pastor who deals with bouts of depression. I don’t write as one who is specialized in the medical or psychological field, but as one who fights a personal battle while refusing to let others stand alone in theirs. My depression is considerably lower than others, and happens perhaps, lessContinue reading “Thoughts of a Depressed Pastor: 4 Steps to Escaping Depression”

Emotional Monarchy: 3 Steps to Prevent Emotions From Ruling Your Life

Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul?     Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God—     soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face.     He’s my God. Psalm 42:5 (MSG) If you are familiar with me, you know I do deal with bouts of depression.  I don’tContinue reading “Emotional Monarchy: 3 Steps to Prevent Emotions From Ruling Your Life”