In a world where we are constantly reminded of the dangers that surround us, who among us has not imagined what we would do if we found ourselves in a dangerous or perhaps life-threatening situation? It seems like everyday we hear some story of innocent victims of unspeakable crimes. And whether it is a shooting … More Surrounded! – How Do You Respond Under Threat?
Working in a hospital as a chaplain intern has brought the thoughts of healing to the forefront of my mind in a way unlike anything ever has before. Prior to taking on this role, my relationship to physical healing was shaky. I barely spoke of it because I really don’t have an idea of how … More Do You Want To Be Made Well?
Have you ever watched a documentary or life story about some awesome person who did some thing that you know in your heart was the right thing to do, only to walk away feeling kind of like you suck? Here is this person with all of this adversity that they go through to get to … More Let This Cup Pass (Feeling Crappy Is Not a Crime)
If you read my older post, You Won’t Like Me When I’m Angry, you probably have a pretty good idea on my views about anger. In that post I pointed out the time Jesus flipped out on the money changers and how in Ephesians 4:26, 27 it says “‘Be angry, and do not sin’:do not let the … More Anger, But Don’t Miss the Mark
The Chinese words for mental illness are 精神病 Jingshen bing (spiritual sickness) and 心理疾病 xinlijibing (sickness in the heart). I think that is significant, because it says to me that the non-clinical mental illnesses that many of us contend with are directly influenced by our spiritual and emotional states. What do you think? I know … More Why Are We So Mental?