All my life, I have felt like someone stuck high on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea. At first it was an adventure to reach these solitary heights. Now, I realize just how lonely it has been. Only, I’m too afraid to move away from the edge. I’ve lived here for so long – the loneliness is all I know.
Stay Awake! Advent & Religious OCD
I am going to trust that God doesn't want anyone to suffer from depression, anxiety, or OCD. With my whole heart, I believe this is a really, really good place to start. So, in this moment, I am going to breathe deeply and recall all the messages of hope within the scriptures – especially some of the Advent messages.
My OCD, My Shadow-Hero
I am beginning to think the goal is not to eliminate the shadow. Rather, I must create a place for this shadow to live and be transformed. The shadow’s fleeting nature reveals a deep fear of exposure – which is something that I struggle with enormously myself. To expel that shadow is to expel a part of my own nature...