Depression, our Familiar Beast

Honestly, it’s scary how prevalent depression is these days. And don’t kid yourself: like divorce, it’s probably just as commonplace in the church as out. I say “probably” because we don’t have the official numbers, since, to some, confessing depression is like admitting weakness. Based on my personal experience, though, having lived with depression for … Continue reading Depression, our Familiar Beast

Why I’m Not A Veteran

“No one has greater love [nor stronger commitment] than to lay down his own life for his friends. (John 15:13 AMP)” In two of my earliest blogs, “My Suicide Part 1” ( and “My Suicide Part 2” (, I shared the story about my suicide attempt while in Army basic training at Ft. Jackson, South … Continue reading Why I’m Not A Veteran