Just over a week ago, I said goodbye to one of my little Guinea Pigs for the last time. Pickett had been mysteriously losing weight over the course of a few weeks, and when I took her into the vet, they did an x-ray and found that she had a tumor spreading through her chest… Continue reading Goodbye Pickett! The Extraordinary Life of a Guinea Pig and Her Owner
No church. No worship. No fellowship, gatherings, celebrations, ministries and evangelizing. Nothing. For just about everyone, the Christian mission field has been devastated by the pandemic. If we can't go out into the world, how are we supposed to reach the people who live in it? If we can't fellowship with other believers, how are… Continue reading Faith, Family, and Fear: Redefining the Mission Field During COVID-19
One of the things I struggle with on a daily basis is the fact that while I may be an extremely sensitive person, a lot of the people I encounter on a daily basis are not. This doesn't mean that they are rude or mean or even careless - it just means that our standards… Continue reading Sensitive Communication with Insensitive People: A Guide
The world has changed. One could argue that the world is always changing - but it is impossible to ignore how drastically everything has changed for everyone in just a few months. And now that we are starting to re-emerge from our shelter-in-place lives, there are so many questions that need to be answered. I… Continue reading The New Normal: Anxiety and Adjusting to a Brave New World
Sometimes it can be difficult for a person to seek help when they have a mental health issue, and the reasons vary: they may feel pressure from their friends and family to not seek help, they may see the issue as taboo, they might not feel that they need to seek help, just to name… Continue reading Mental Illness: An Issue of Faith?