‘Our Anxiety Is for Our Good’ — In The Midst of Madness Preview, Pt. 2

NOTE: This is the second preview excerpt of my book In The Midst of Madness: A Christian's Experience with Anxiety and Finding Relief. The book will be available on Jan. 12, 2018. Our Anxiety Is for Our Good You might not believe me. And I wouldn’t blame you for doing so. If you suffer with the … Continue reading ‘Our Anxiety Is for Our Good’ — In The Midst of Madness Preview, Pt. 2

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Liquid Courage: Finding Confidence in the Right Kind of Drinking

How many times in movies or TV have you seen a guy polish off a beer or drain a shot glass before approaching a girl? I can't count the times, but it's been a lot. Perhaps the funniest example (except for the drunkenness) is from The Big Bang Theory. There's a character named Raj who can only … Continue reading Liquid Courage: Finding Confidence in the Right Kind of Drinking

True Peace and Strength in a World with Little of Either

I need to get my fiancée to write a blog. Hers would be a million times better than mine. I was talking to her last night and she was sharing something she had read in a devotional book of hers. It was revolving around the idea that God is our strength and our peace, based … Continue reading True Peace and Strength in a World with Little of Either

That One Time I Cursed at God for Allowing Me to Sin

I remember one night during my freshman year of college and I was confronted very closely with the sin in my life. It sucked. I was angry and frustrated. I went to the school's racquetball courts by myself and began to "practice." It was really just me pounding the ball as hard as I could … Continue reading That One Time I Cursed at God for Allowing Me to Sin

Sin Isn’t Totally Bad.

One of the more frustrating moments for me in my life is when I'm confronted with sin in my life. In fact, it's one of the quickest triggers for my anxiety and depression. Pull on that reminder of my weakness, my insufficiency, my sinfulness, and I'm likely to be frustrated, which makes me anxious, which … Continue reading Sin Isn’t Totally Bad.

The Great Depth of ‘All Things for Our Good’

I'll just be straight with you: Romans 8:28 got me through my senior year of college. I had a lot of ups and downs during that year. I had a potential job fall through, I dealt with a lot of depression and anxiety and I graduated with no guaranteed employment after the end of the … Continue reading The Great Depth of ‘All Things for Our Good’

On My Depression, My Anxiety and Following Jesus: It’s Not Really a Contradiction

One of the most devastating things that can happen to me is going to bed. Don't get me wrong: I love sleep. I love getting rested for the next day, whatever that day may bring. I love waking up refreshed. But if I go to my room, shut the door, turn off the lights and … Continue reading On My Depression, My Anxiety and Following Jesus: It’s Not Really a Contradiction

Oh, How I Despise the Process

I was sitting in my small group last night when we were talking about writing, specifically writing papers for classes. Everyone in my small group is under 25, so we're either fresh out of college or in the middle of the education experience. One of them, our leader's wife, is going to grad school online … Continue reading Oh, How I Despise the Process

I’m Not Quite Doing What I Hoped to Do

Back when I arrived at Elon before my freshman year of college, I figured that I'd get some serious time at home during the summers, but after that, I was gone from good old Sanford forever. But then even the summers got taken away. After my freshman year, I worked as a camp counselor at … Continue reading I’m Not Quite Doing What I Hoped to Do

My Faith Is Not Blind

I'm not really a fan of spontaneity. Never really have been. Being in college, I've become OK with it because it just happens sometimes. But I don't like doing things with somebody unless I planned it the day or three days or a week before. I leave for things probably a little earlier than I need to … Continue reading My Faith Is Not Blind