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Archive for August, 2014

A few places I’m showing up…

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A few places I’m showing up… I wanted to make sure you know about a few places I’m showing up these days both online and in print. About Down syndrome I have an article up at Today’s Christian Woman called Fighting the Darkness about my daughter Polly’s diagnosis of Down syndrome: Sometimes I look back on that time with shame. Having a child is a good thing. We know from the Psalms that “children are a gift from the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). And my theology…

Depression can no longer be the elephant in the room

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 Depression can no longer be the elephant in the room Robin Williams died yesterday from his own hand. Yesterday morning, I sobbed in the shower and fought thoughts in my head that people wouldn’t think I would have, or even allow myself to have as a Christian, a Pastor’s wife, a writer, a speaker, a mother, a wife, a daughter. But I do have thoughts. And sometimes they are very bad. Last night I sat at a table in a Mexican restaurant with my sister…