A Christian writer who loves words and the Word
Depression is a mental illness that debilitates my ability to live a healthy, joy-filled life. Yet despite my mental anguish, l believe that God loves me and is with me in the dark and will heal me. He defines who l am, not depression.
This article is a Christmas collaboration l did with other YMI writers in depicting how people celebrate Christmas in different parts of the world.
I share my memories of spending Christmas on my own in a foreign country in this article.
I write about what caused me to suffer from burnout and depression in this article, and how l am moving forward with my life now.
This article articulates how as Christians, we can embrace anyone in fellowship, whether they are believers or not. I use examples of my own friendships with my wonderful friends, who don't know Jesus, to illustrate this.
In this article l share an experience of fellowship and worship that l had at a prayer house that opened up in Bochum, Germany, where l live. The evening's events healed a lot of old wounds from previous unpleasant experiences l had gone through in my old church.
l share my experience of searching for a church that is a right fit for me. I also mention some of the elements that l appreciated about the churches l visited, as well as characteristics l would like to see in any church l worship in.
l open up about my turbulent and violent childhood as a victim of child abuse from my parents. However, since giving my life to the Lord, l have endeavored to forgive my parents and heal the rift between us. This is my journey.
In this article, l recall a childhood experience of a bushfire that raged throughout my neighborhood in Victoria, Australia. As necessesary as fire is in its role of refining and instigating re-birth of eco-systems, as a Christian, the application of fire manifests itself in the same way, to rejuvenate and purify us, to become new creations through Jesus Christ.