When the Dust Settles: Living in the Wake of Depression

It’s a quiet morning. A couple weeks have gone by since a friend passed away from suicide. I sit alone with a cup of coffee. Life has inescapably moved forward. The dust of that crazy, moment has somewhat settled. And that, in and of itself, can create a problem, especially for those who deal withContinue reading “When the Dust Settles: Living in the Wake of Depression”

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”

Reflections from a Depressed Pastor: 2 Thoughts about Depression

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 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 aloneContinue reading “Reflections from a Depressed Pastor: 2 Thoughts about Depression”