A blog about surrender, hope, and new beginnings

Dan Fields, a consultant to the Grief Support Services of the Samaritans, recently crafted a beautiful piece that articulates what his dysthymia feels like. I think his description does a better job of communicating the subtle signs of male depression than any list of symptoms I could throw at you. I have excerpted his profile...
St. Francis de Sales had four words of advice for pursuing spiritual excellence: “Be you very well.” I used to think if you survived junior high without too many scars, you could live comfortably in your own skin for the rest of your days. But the last six months at a large consulting firm made...
I needs LOTS of coaching on perseverance because this essential virtue depends on another one called patience, which God ran out of the day He made me. Here are some beautiful quotes on perseverance: “Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.” –Louis D. Brandeis, Supreme...
I’m big into leading with faith these days. I guess it’s because I have no other option. When you have two adults in a household whose jobs are majorly affected by the economy, you either panic or pray. I’ve panicked for plenty long already. Now it’s time to pray.   Instead of rushing from one...
What if your friend, mother, sibling, or father-in-law is severely depressed but refuses to recognize it? Most of us have been there at least once in our life: the awkward spot where you know a loved one has a mood disorder or drinking problem, but is too stubborn to admit it and to proud to...
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Therese Borchard
I am a writer and chaplain trying to live a simple life in Annapolis, Maryland.

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