I’ve told you before on this podcast that I hate the night - that I used to be so scared at night. But I don’t know if I’ve ever told you why.Read More
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.Read More
How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?Read More
In our last episode, we talked about being slandered or forsaken by people that you love. But more importantly we looked at how God had built a pavilion, a secret place for those who needed to run away to Him. Those situations definitely make me feel like running away to God. But that’s not the only time I wish for a secret pavilion.Read More
Have you ever stood in a checkout line and been surprised by the fact that someone you thought was perfectly human is supposedly an alien?
The world is full of misinformation. And it seems trite and maybe even funny when a magazine tells us someone is an alien, or prints a photoshopped picture. But what if the misinformation is about you?Read More
Every one of us, at some point in our lives will find ourselves afraid. Some of us struggle with fear more than others. Maybe today, like our psalmist, you’re afraid. And you don’t know what to do next.
My name is Jennifer Holmes. I am a christian, a wife, a mom to three beautiful children, music teacher, and lover of words, both written and spoken.
I also happen to have the label of mental illness, particularly Bipolar II.
In the summer of 2018, just before I was diagnosed, God started showing me something profound in the Psalms. Something that would change my life. He was preparing me for the diagnosis ahead.Read More
Forgotten. Unloved. Unheard.
These are some of the labels I’ve had. Sometimes I’ve put them there. Sometimes I feel like others have put them on me. Circumstances have arisen that cause me to believe I am forgotten. People have abandoned me, or acted unloving towards me. I have gone through seasons where I feel unheard.
Maybe you feel the same way today? That you are forgotten, unloved, unheard?Read More
Storms of life will always come. Sometimes it’s more like a light rain. Some days it’s dark and cloudy and the wind is picking up. And some days it’s like the storm has turned into a tidal wave and it’s about to crash down on you. And you’re afraid this is the end. This is the storm that will overwhelm you. You are about to drown. And you’re standing there, looking at this tidal wave, and you ask God, what now?
This is a first in a series of three videos on the Psalms exploring the theme of remembering what we know in difficult times.Read More
On Sunday my mind starting going off the rails. It decides to do this once in a while. I have not found a pattern, or reasons, other than the obvious reason that I have Bipolar, I guess.Read More
It was my privilege to chat with Heather Lobe for her Freedom Stories series. We talked about the intersection of faith and mental illness and finding freedom in the truths of God’s Word. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.Read More
Paul said he was, “As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing”.
Sorrow, grief, sadness, depression, struggle, these are not words we like to make part of our every day vocabulary. We don’t like to use them to update our status, talk about them on our Instagram stories, drop them casually in conversation when someone at church asks us how we are.Read More
Count it all joy.
We see it on tshirts, and bags, and websites. We say it to each other. We study it in ladies Bible study. But what does it really mean?Read More
If you grew up in a Christian home, you might have spent hours memorizing this verse as a child. I tried so hard to get to where I could say each one of those things in order - true, honest, just, pure… and it became one of those verses that I just chanted instead of dwelt on.Read More
I’m a fixer. And a doer. And sometimes I feel like I need to do all the things. That’s a lie. I always feel like I need to do all the things. And I have some hard things in my life. So when I was making this list of truths I needed to remind myself of, I put down, I can do all things through Christ.Read More
Lately I’ve been tracking some of my thoughts and emotions, doing some journaling, just thinking about what I’m thinking about. It wasn’t long before I realized that one of the main lies I believe is that I am alone. I think about it way more than I thought I did.Read More
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. Psalm 27:13-14
God is good.Read More
Have you ever looked around and felt like you can’t find joy anywhere?
That the burden you’re bearing is outweighing everything else in your life?
It’s amazing to me, that I could believe lies and that those lies are coming from me. But there it is. Maybe this happens to you too? I’ve been fighting against myself for a while now, trying to combat the lies one by one, trying to identify them, and it’s been exhausting.