I have both Bible college (BCE) and seminary (MDiv.) degrees and served in pastoral ministries for nearly 40 years. I also have a counseling degree (MEd.) and served as a substance abuse/mental health counselor for both adults and children.
From a melancholy mood for almost all my life, I went into full-blown depression which necessitated leaving the above ministries/careers. Since 1999 I have been learning to live with depression and share my knowledge and experiences in a very transparent way on this blog in order to enlighten and help others.
Because of depression, PTSD, anxiety, and a dissociative episode I got into legal trouble that resulted in a jail stint. During that time I made an effort to renew my relationship with Jesus Christ and emerged from that experience with a closer walk with God than I ever had in my life. It is my desire to share my experience of redemption and restoration through the grace and mercy of God.
- Depression and Mental Illness
- Pastoral Ministries and Response
I may comment on current events from time to time, especially if it has relevance to the above.
Our Father, may those who read this blog receive hope and encouragement to take another step. May they know that You are only a call away. May they experience the grace of God for all their sins, trials, and temptations and the peace of God in the midst of the storms of life. In Jesus’ strong Name, Amen.