The Shame of Depression

Crying at school is one thing, but I couldn’t stop crying! As a sophomore in high school, my teacher sent me to the school nurse, who sent me to see my mom (since she was a teacher). My mom let me stay in her office and cry it out…at first. But after one class period,…

A Sense of Solidarity

It’s not easy. I feel like by sharing my story, “depression” becomes my label. And that label has a stigma attached to it. People think, “mentally ill,” “nutcase,” “can’t be trusted,” “emotionally unstable.” It’s not like sharing about drugs or alcohol or even a rocky time in your marriage as if it were a thing…

Home, Public, or Private Schooling?

What’s a Christian to do? Homeschool their children? Send them off to a private school? Or send them into the world of public schooling? From speaking with other parents I have come to conclude a few things as far as what Christians should do in this area. The answer? It’s different for each family and…

Definition of Discipleship

So what exactly is discipleship? My! That’s a good question! And I’m so glad you asked! I’ve heard a great many definitions on this and I don’t think any of them are necessarily wrong. Dr. Tony Evans describes discipleship as being that “developmental process of the local church that seeks to bring Christians from spiritual…