Jaimie’s Scrupulosity Journey

What do you think of when you hear the term “OCD?” Do you think of compulsive hand washing? Do you imagine people with meticulously organized closets? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is …

The Edenic Origins of OCD

I have often joked that Obsessive-Compulsive and Old Covenant have the same initials. Could there be a more than an alliterative connection between the two of them? I think so. …

Purple Chrysanthemums

I planted purple chrysanthemums in my yard this fall. It was an act of defiance. Because ever since I was 15, just the sight of them made me bristle with …

Facing the Pain

When it’s a rainy gray day and you are feeling down do you ever get the urge to pull out the ice-cream and turn on a TV show? Or if …

Addiction and God’s Good Graces

Grace has many faces. Basically it is experienced as an unearned or undeserved act of loving kindness. If I neglect my wife and yet she returns my thoughtlessness with an …