Two Years

Two years ago today I walked into a psychiatrist's office. Despite suffering from depression on and off since I was a teenager, that was the first time I sought professional treatment. Twelve days prior I surrendered and asked for help. I was suicidal and could not continue living. It was either get help or die. …

Holistic Treatment

Treatment for depression works.  It's a journey, for sure, but it works.  Everybody responds differently; I don't want to give you a false hope that treatment will completely erase depression.  It may, but probably not.  What treatment does for me is to give me more depression-free days, and when I do cycle down into depression, …

My Addiction?

The disease of addiction can strike anyone.  Unfortunately, depression and drug or alcohol addiction often coexist.  Sometimes it's drug or alcohol use that leads to depression, either due to chemical effects or stresses and circumstances created by the drug or alcohol use.  Sometimes it's the opposite - depression leads one to abuse drugs or alcohol …

Worship Night

Last night our church (Highpoint Church in Memphis, TN) hosted a worship night.  It was a night of mostly music, but also guided prayers, Spirit-led revelations, and a few spontaneous baptisms.  So yeah, it was an awesome night. The guest speaker, Russ Parker, at one point invited the prayer team to be available at the …