Happy New Years

Happy New Years. I hope you all enjoy tonight. Remember you got this year. Day by day, moment by moment. Blog news: Next few blog posts will be delayed because we are battling covid.

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The Shame Cycle

I have been working on my PTSD for the past 6 years now. One thing that really stands out, no matter how much I try, is the shame. Shame is where you believe you ARE the bad thing.…

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The Elephant and The King

Almost every thanksgiving I hear the story of the elephant and the king. The person who tells this story tells it because they want to part some of their experience with us. This story is designed to help…

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Faith and Recovery

“ What is authentic faith? Is it a positive outlook on life? A holy hoping for the best? Is that how we see faith? That’s how I have seen faith. No authentic faith is the confident assurance in…

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Strong Holds of the Mind

Imagine a wall larger than your house standing in front of you. This wall surrounds you on all sides as a perfectly smooth circle. It’s covered in acid that burns you as you touch it. All you have…

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Mental Health – Feeling Model

Over the years I have learned a lot about mental health. Today I want to share some of the things I have learned about mental health. The feeling model, or as I like to call it the wheel…

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Mental Health and The Church

Recently I have seen firsthand how mental health affects us. I was taking a medication that poisoned me. It was useful for the back pain I was going through. After the surgery, I continued to take it because…

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I’m a cat

My cat, hope, is a funny and pretty stupid cat. One of our best mousers. She runs away from weeks at a time. Then comes on and growls at everything. Sometimes she comes back and is super humble.…

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Fear Out of Focus

Have you ever been afraid to tell someone something? To confess something to someone? Especially if you knew it would hurt them? For me, it was admitting I cheated on my wife the second time. I was afraid…

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