Tag Archive | depression

Christian Writers Must Deal With Real-Life Issues

Christian Writers Must Deal With Real-Life Issues

Guest Blogger: Laura VanArendonk Baugh   We are failing as Christians. I recently attended a new writers’ conference, my first which focused specifically on the Christian market. I am a Christian author who writes almost exclusively for the general market, so I knew this conference was not going to be for me the way other […]

In Orlando, life goes on … but differently

In Orlando, life goes on … but differently

When I got out of my car at church on Sunday and heard a police helicopter overhead, I was mildly curious about what was going on, but I didn’t give it much thought. Then in Sunday school our group leader mentioned that we needed to pray for “the nightclub shooting.” I thought he meant the […]

Downtown in the Dumps

Downtown in the Dumps

Today was not the best day for me. Oh, nothing went wrong per se. In fact, some would say I had a great day. And yet I could tell early on that I was headed for the emotional locale known as “The Dumps”. If you’re someone (like me) who has struggled with depression in the […]

Old Van, New Worldview and Douglas Adams

Old Van, New Worldview and Douglas Adams

Those who follow my other blog know I’ve recently purchased a used van that brought to my attention the clinical depression I’ve been sliding into for the past year. If you don’t follow my personal blog, now you know. I won’t bore you with the details, but the van and the depression have brought out […]

Emotional Bungee Jumping

My last NAF post (Envy), was about the despair we writers can feel when we think we’re not good enough. Some of the comments indicated another kind of envy and despair—that which goes with seeing the unfairness of the publishing industry. I’m not here today to continue that discussion, though, but to point back to […]

BROKEN

Have you ever been so shattered you felt nothing could ever put you back together again? Have you been at the darkest shade of despair? To the point you felt like living was a cruel and unusual joke? Have your thoughts ever turned that sad and hopeless? Mine have. There have been a few times […]