Do You Believe Mental Illness Has a Face?

When you hear the words mental illness what do you think? Does mental illness have a particular “face”? Do you think of someone who expresses abnormal behaviors? Do you think of someone who looks out of sorts? Do the words “strange” or “odd” come to mind? Many of us believe mental illness has a “look.”

How Are You Doing?

“How are you doing?” It is a simple question, but one we avoid answering honestly. Some of us have learned to turn this inquiry into avoiding HOW we are doing to WHAT we are doing. It is easy to make things seem more glamorous by avoiding the how and focusing on what...

Ashley, Are You Going to Create a Study Guide?

Honesty is always the best policy. I remember completing Beyond the Building: The War Within and thinking to myself, “Great, you can take a breather before you work on the study guide.” This series has been in the making for several years, so I wanted to celebrate its completion.

Returning to Your Shack

For at least four years, I had a secret beef with God. I was upset with our infertility journey. I was angry I had to keep sharing the love of Jesus when I was mad God didn’t answer our prayers.

Pursue the Flame God Gave You

I love Dr. Tony Robinson and thank God for a conversation she had with me recently. She asked me a question I never thought about “What are you meant to ignite?” I am someone who becomes concerned about everything.  With this concern comes the need to fix things. Fix this relationship. Settle this score. Defend the seemingly helpless. God did create me to be concerned, but He did not ask me to do His job.

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