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: What is Christian Maturity?
Perhaps the most universal and noble desire for all Christians is to become Christ-like. Upon conversion and in our journey of faith, one thing becomes clear: we are nowhere near where we should be in imaging Christ and living out the reality of the amazing transformation that he has worked in us…
Marriage: A Delightfully Difficult Mountain to Climb
We celebrated our first year anniversary this week. Despite the cold weather and the anniversary falling on a Monday, the blues had nothing on us: our home was filled with warmth by our palpable excitement, hearty waves of laughter, and thanksgiving as we reminisced the journey to the wedding and the delightfully difficult mountain we have climbed thus far. Join me as I jot down my musings from the past year …
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!
Guest Post: A Christian’s Perspective on COVID-19 Pandemic
“We are living in unprecedented times,” this is what I have heard the media describe the global pandemic that caught the world off guard. The Bible gives us a perspective that these times are not particularly unprecedented, perhaps only in light of what we call the postmodern world.