Blessed are the Dead

Blessed are the nine slain saints of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina: Rev. Clementa Pickeny, Rev. Daniel Simmons, Cynthia Hurd, Rev. Sheronda Singleton, Myra Thompson, Tywanza Sanders, Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Ethel Lance, and Susie Jackson. Blessed are they who welcomed a young white stranger named Dylann Roof into their midst, makingContinue reading “Blessed are the Dead”

God and Depression

Living with chronic depression and anxiety can feel like walking on the beach wearing ski boots. It’s uncomfortable, annoying and inconvenient. It interferes with experiencing simple pleasures.  When our mental health is unwell, we can feel very alone. Depression and anxiety can heighten our sense of inadequacy, drain us of energy and motivation. Depression canContinue reading “God and Depression”