Posts with the tag “mental-health”

Mental Health and God
March 28th, 2021
There is one subject I don't know if I will ever understand the fullness of, though it feels like I have been chasing understanding within its depths for all of my life. The very sea that feels endles...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Spiraling out of Perfectionism
February 10th, 2021
I have always been an observer. I like to sit back and watch what is going on rather than be in the center of it all. When I take a step back and gain enough distance to observe the church as a body, ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Process Without Panic
February 8th, 2021
“Claire, I can’t emphasize this enough: You are allowed to be in process!” My friend said to me in a loving, somewhat exasperated tone. I sat there reeling for a minute...Is that true? What does that ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Be Still
December 23rd, 2020
"Be still and know that I am God." This commandment from Psalm 46:10 is something I have been trying to grasp for most of my life. The grasping, I find, sometimes is even counter-productive to the ver...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Wilderness
October 19th, 2020
About a week before I got the news that I would not be returning to school last semester, God told me that I was entering into a wilderness- unknown to me, but not to Him. Let me tell you, not getting...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Come Alive, Dry Bones
August 25th, 2020
In early February of 2020, the Lord woke me up in the middle of the night and the words "Threshing Floor" were on my lips. I could almost feel the ground shaking as shot up my bed and tried to fall ba...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Rhythms of Rest
May 18th, 2020
Summer has always been a time to kick back, relax, and have fun as you take a pause from the craziness of the normal school year. There are trips overseas, beach vacations with family and/or friends, ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
The Power of Rest
October 25th, 2019
We live in a busy world with constant distractions. There is always something else to do or somewhere else to go. In College especially, finding the balance between school, social life, and extracurri...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Partnering with the Spirit of Hope
October 25th, 2019
I want to preface this topic with this: if you have experienced or are struggling with anxiety, youare not alone—there is hope, friend. Not just hope for the future but hope for right here and rightno...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
A New Song of Hope
October 18th, 2019
Depression: what is it? If you google the definition, depression is, “feelings of severe despondency and dejection; low spirits caused by a loss of hope or courage.” And while this isn’t inaccurate, d...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Say Yes to Your People
October 18th, 2019
We are called to be a people that refuse to settle for less than the goodness of God for our people. The abundance God calls us into is a life free from depression, anxiety, addiction, etc. As great a...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Pursuing Hope
October 18th, 2019
Hopelessness is the best lie the enemy has ever come up with. As Christians, we have every reason for hope, but our situations often convince us that hope is the lie. The enemy can convince us that we...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Breaking Off Agreement With Shame
September 9th, 2018
“You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way,    and in kindness you follow behind me    to spare me from the harm of my past    With your hand of love upon my life,    you impart a blessing to me.”...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Remedy | Depression
February 26th, 2018
In May of 2010 I graduated high school. Instead of going off to college with the rest of my friends, I had decided to join the Army. I wanted to serve just like both of my grandfathers did in WWII and...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
Remedy | Fear & Anxiety
February 21st, 2018
College is a weird time. You have to learn how to balance a number of things, like living on your own, creating new friendships, and figuring out what you want to do with your life, all while maintain...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
New Year's Resolutions | Mind and Soul
January 14th, 2018
The third and final element in this series on New Year’s resolutions is how to care for your mind. Centering your mind and soul doesn’t only serve to improve your outlook on life and your relationship...  Read More
by Devon McCoy