Note to future self: When you don’t get it right — Apologize quickly and let go. Don’t beat yourself up or defend yourself too long. Humans are squishy with small … Continue reading Squishy Small Brains.
J.S. Park is a hospital chaplain and an advocate for self-care and mental health.
Don’t settle for less. Don’t sell yourself short. Don’t be rushed into a feeling, a decision, an opinion. Don’t let anyone talk you down. Drop the mic often. Prioritize, for … Continue reading Stay Passionate.
sakuramautoki asked a question: When Christians use words like “forgiveness” and phrases like “True love keeps no record of wrongs,” I find myself wondering how that would apply to certain … Continue reading Do the Abused Need to “Love and Forgive” Their Abuser?
Anonymous asked a question: What are your thoughts on mental illness and religion? I’ve seen some Christians state that you can pray mental illness away and once you’re saved you … Continue reading Mental Illness Vs. Religion: 4 Thoughts About the Church Against Depression
I have to tell you about Roland. I met Roland in my third and final year of seminary. For my final year, I went to North Carolina to the main … Continue reading I Could’ve Saved Him, But I Didn’t Know.
It’s a crazy incredible thing to be in a place where people slow down and listen, where they hear your whole story and let you paint your full heart in … Continue reading They Say “Don’t Cry”— But So We Must.
You can really do the thing. You can really achieve the dream and pursue your goal and find recovery. But it has to start with one thing. It has to … Continue reading You can do the thing. It starts with another thing.
One time after church, I texted this girl “You looked great today” and she didn’t reply. And then I felt horribly stupid, like just beat-myself-up stupid. You know, that swimmy … Continue reading Lord Have Mercy.
There are days or weeks or even months when I read the Bible and there are no grand epiphanies. There are whole seasons of Sundays when I sing praise and … Continue reading Some Days It Feels Like a Crazy Lie.
When they tell you never.