Personal Stories


Last week I returned home from an extraordinary Christian conference: simply titled, Convergence Conference. Speakers like Sam Storms, Matt Chandler, Francis Chan, Jack Deere, and Andrew Wilson taught through the supernatural gifts of 1 Corinthians 12-14 with a refreshing blend of self-awareness, honesty, and commitment. As with most Christian practices, it’s one thing to talk about a topic theoretically–particularly one...

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Today marks roughly four months from the date when I was devastated with crippling anxiety and panic attacks that left me couchridden for a solid week, the worst I had ever had in years of anxiety, sleeplessness and struggling. If you haven’t yet read my previous post, read that first in the link above. I had tried plenty of methods to cope with my anxiety: diet, sleeping pills, natural remedies, exercise, relaxation, video game...

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Note: see here for progress of turning my story into book form, with extended thoughts on many of the topics discussed here. — Three months ago, I was broadsided by crippling anxiety and panic attacks following years of sporadic sleeplessness, anxious nights, health tests, and ER visits. From the outside my life appeared quite comfortable, a proud result of no shortage of hard work. Had a wonderful marriage, and most aspects of...

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