Happy new year! If you are like me, new beginnings birth new hopes in my heart. The year 2021 is no different. Yet, the new hope may dim when we consider the realities around us, the fact that 2021 is awfully similar to 2020. Last…
Guest Post: Living a Godly Life with Borderline Personality Disorder
A psychiatrist diagnosed me with a major depressive disorder in October 2014, also known as clinical depression, after two agonizing years of living with it. In May 2015, I got diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Now, I can honestly say that God, in His abundant mercy and infinite wisdom, has since lifted the darkest clouds of depression from above me. However…
7 Practical Ways of Dealing with a Breakup
I knew I had to end the relationship. I had shed more tears in two years than all 25 of my short life combined! We were both Christians who loved God, loved each other, and enjoyed serving in various ministries together. Yet, our relationship deeply troubled me.
Guest Post: A Biblical Response to Mental Illness
It is estimated that one in every ten people suffer from a common mental disorder. However, the number increases to 1 in every 4 people among sick people who seek routine hospital services. According to the recommendations of the mental health task force released on 7th July 2020, the government was urged to declare mental illness a National Emergency of epidemic proportions. But are mental illnesses that serious?
Guest Post: Suffering Well Through the Death of a Loved One
After what seemed like an eternity of rigorous attempts to save her, the team of doctors, in a synchronized fashion, stopped and slowly stepped away from the bed. The head surgeon approached me and muttered the words “I am so sorry…” I can’t remember what he said after that. They called her time of death. My wife of seven years and mother of my four young children had just crossed the threshold from time to eternity.
Guest Post: The Waves of Grief
“He did not make it.” These are the last words that I recall from that “meeting” at home on the afternoon of 16th February 2020. Something about that Sunday and having many people over had not felt right and it had suddenly become crushingly clear why. Unbeknownst to us, up until much later in the day, was the death of my elder brother in a road accident that morning. Four days after his 28th birthday!
“Help! My Quiet Time (QT) is a Drudgery…”
“I’m not reading the Bible enough… My prayer life has also taken a hit. I only say the Lord’s Prayer every day and it feels like it is not enough. I need to do more…My QT is in shambles. It all feels like drudgery…” shared an old friend of mine recently regarding the cauldron that is their faith journey.
I love journaling. The essence of journaling is to allow me to look back and see where I’ve come from—emotionally and spiritually—and to give thanks to God for the innumerable times he has answered my prayers. It’s not surprising then that lately, I’ve found myself reliving times past through the journals.
A couple of years ago, while on a trip to South Africa, I rewarded myself with a beautiful bag for the hard work I had put in that year. It was gorgeous!… So you can try to imagine my utter dismay when it mysteriously disappeared from my bedroom, and no one in our house claimed to have seen or taken it. I was devastated to say the least. Recently, I spotted a close relative … with the bag!
Christ Our Portion and Inheritance
There is no better time in life to meditate upon the promise that Christ is our portion and inheritance. He is our all and those who have Him are rich, not by a worldly standard. COVID-19 has stripped us of most of our comforts. We…