The Benefits of a Pet – By Madeline Stiers

May 11th, 2016

Animals are a great way to combat the struggles experienced by many people suffering from a mental health illness, especially depression. There can be a strong bond between owners and pets that brings joy to our lives. There is a sense of relatedness that can be gained from having a cat or a dog which can then help us to understand other relationships in our…

Mental Health Month: Celebrating Hope and Healing in Houston – By Amy Simpson

May 2nd, 2016

It’s May, and among other things, that means Mental Health Month is underway. This year, to mark the importance of mental health awareness and conversation, my blog will be devoted to the subject for this entire month. I want to start by telling you about a ministry that’s doing great work among people touched by mental health problems: Hope and Healing Center & Institute in…

Still Life: A Book Review – By Amy Simpson

April 26th, 2016

I read this book a while back, while it was in the publication process, because I agreed to consider endorsing it. After reading it, I did write an endorsement for it, and since then I’ve been waiting for it to be released so I could recommend it to others. I’m excited to say it’s here and to review it for you. When I read Gillian…