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ADHD & Prayer

Imagine this: you’re taught that prayer means to talk to God by sitting still, being quiet, sharing your thoughts, feelings, and needs internally, and patiently listening to God’s response. You try this and find yourself fidgeting, squirming, unable to sit still, constantly losing your train of thought, focusing on everything but God, and being distractedContinue reading “ADHD & Prayer”

Depression & Prayer

Depression can have a great impact on our prayer life. When we’re feeling depressed, we tend to have less energy, decreased motivation, negative moods, negative thoughts, and feelings of apathy. This can make it incredibly difficult to even show up to prayer. Here’s some guidance for how to pray when you’re feeling depressed: Show up.Continue reading “Depression & Prayer”

Grief

Grief is an experience we encounter at many times in our life. Grief is our response to loss. We can encounter grief when faced with any loss, such as death, a breakup, the ending of a job, or moving. Grief can be a complicated and overwhelming experience and is often tricky to navigate on ourContinue reading “Grief”

Everything is not alright

With the holidays approaching, I feel a very strong desire to hang the decorations, make everything feel festive, and create some semblance of normal in this very abnormal year. I have a feeling that I’m not alone in wanting to forget about all the hardship of 2020 by covering up the pain with Christmas lightsContinue reading “Everything is not alright”

Identity Wounds & Moana

The human heart loves a good story. Our minds work well with stories. This is why Jesus chose to teach using parables. Movies can have this same effect, helping us understand deeper truths about ourselves and the world and opening our mind to new ideas. Maybe I’m just going a bit crazy because my toddlerContinue reading “Identity Wounds & Moana”

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is powerful, difficult, and often misunderstood. Forgiveness is much more complex than simply saying the words “I forgive you.” So what does it actually mean to forgive? And how do we do it? Forgiveness can be understood in four stages*: Stage 1: The Uncovering Stage What it is: Recognizing that we have been hurt,Continue reading “Forgiveness”