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”

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”

Preaching From the Shadows: The journey begins

Preaching From the Shadows. Today, I’ve decided to break my blogging silence with the four words that I have been working on. These four words articulate a journey and a battle; a seemingly cyclical season I face, yet a place God continues to meet me. These four words are both the subject and substance fromContinue reading “Preaching From the Shadows: The journey begins”

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”

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”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “In the Shadow of the Mountain”

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together.           Yesterday we continued our seriesContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “In the Shadow of the Mountain””

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: #Empowered week 3 “The Holy Spirit and Your Emotions”

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together. We continued our current series in our Kfirst community that focuses on theContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: #Empowered week 3 “The Holy Spirit and Your Emotions””

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”