depression

Whither Shall I Go From Your Spirit?* – Second Place

Toward the end of my seventh grade year, I developed depression. I wasn’t sleeping, I wasn’t eating, and I was isolating myself from my friends because I knew that they wouldn’t understand or be able to help me. In eighth grade, I indulged in self-harm. I didn’t want to kill myself — not yet. But […]

Bestowing Blessings

As a Sabbath school teacher who prays regularly about instilling confidence in my students, I recently had a “God moment.” He revealed people in my life who have true, meaningful confidence. In prayerfully meditating on these lives, I realized that one thing was always present: a committed earthly father figure who invested time working with […]

Standing for Moral Marriage

Is there any difference between love, desire, and lust? If we’re listening to today’s conversations, not much! Tolerance and equality, it seems, can also be tainted to mean accepting what isn’t moral or good. Allow me to explain. A friend — we’ll call him George — dearly loved three young women. This reciprocal relationship quickly […]

Mary DeMuth

Restored & Re-Storied: An Interview with Mary DeMuth

Recently, I discovered a woman named Mary DeMuth. She is an author (of 31 books, so far), a public speaker, and the host of a podcast. Her message is simple but profound: Jesus Christ has taken her broken past and restored her to Himself. In doing so, He has also re-storied her, showcasing His beauty and might through […]

person staring at a mountain landscape

How My Struggle with Anxiety Proves My Victory

“When a person struggles with anxiety, that person is not living in the victory of Christ.” That’s what I was told by someone with spiritual clout. During our first conversation, he picked up on the fact that I deal with anxiety. In an attempt to encourage me with the reminder of the victory I have […]