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 …

Outstretched arms

Out of the Depths

“Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.” — Psalm 130:1 I can remember reading this one night as I struggled with the overwhelming darkness that seemed …

Getting Help for Anxiety

Originally published in November, 2017 on Lindsey Gendke’s blog, Writing to My Roots. Life held no joy. I dreaded every day. I didn’t understand my behavior, so I couldn’t help myself. …

Depression and Scripture Part 2

Adventist medical doctor Neil Nedley is president of the Weimar Center of Health and Education. He developed the Nedley Depression Recovery Program that emphasizes practicing the health principles found in …

Depression and Scripture

If we look at 1 Kings 19: 4 and Job 3: 11, 20, 21, 24-26 and Psalm 38: 6,8,10 and Lamentations 3: 17,18 and Mark 14: 33,34, we have to …

God was there

  It was dark, but I could faintly see the concrete below. I calculated roughly my chances of surviving such a fall, but I paused. Darker than the night around …