God of the Depressed

On Tuesday, January 19, I offered a prayer on the steps of the Indiana State House as part of a community interfaith prayer service. The invitation said they needed a woman faith leader who could pray as all the dozen or so faith leaders speaking so far were men. I offered this prayer as aContinue reading “God of the Depressed”

PTSD and the COVID19 Vaccine

Don’t let PTSD keep you from getting your shot. Today I needed lots of emotional support to prepare for my first COVID-19 vaccine. I worked all day fighting off my fears and anxieties. I scolded myself for having irrational thoughts. I spent hours reading the latest research about vaccine safety. I felt ashamed about feelingContinue reading “PTSD and the COVID19 Vaccine”

Preparing for the Big Day Four Weeks Away

I’m getting butterflies preparing for the Big Day! Since my new book Blessed Union is about mental illness and marriage, I’m wedded to the metaphor of my February 9 book publication date as my wedding day. I checked out the Bridal Guide for advice about what to do in this exciting time leading up toContinue reading “Preparing for the Big Day Four Weeks Away”