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gillian marchenko

Author and Speaker

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


 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…