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BY JESS BROWN

Not everyone starts out in the same place, so it amazes me that people can expect one another to be at the same destination. What do you mean Jess? People grow up with good families or friends they still have and so they might have yet to experience true loneliness, loss, or bitterness towards God.  […]

Beginning, Community, Faith

We’re not from the same place

At the end of last month I went on vacation to California to stay with one of my mom’s oldest friends. As luck would have it, I received a bittersweet phone call the night before the flight out, and while it didn’t ruin the excitement or hope I had for the trip – it wasn’t […]

Beginning, Faith

Finding Meaning in the Every Day

I’ve been thinking about this post for probably a year now – but that’s the funny thing about depression, grief and trauma – you can be motivated, feel creative, but be stuck. Things that took little effort – take much more effort. But you know what? Your girl is still here trying and so today […]

Faith

What I learned from Great British Bakeoff

I remember having my first panic attack in elementary school. It didn’t feel like one, I didn’t know what it was but looking back now I know that this was the beginning of my mental health journey.

Community, Faith, Mental Health

The Lord and Lexapro

I worried that people would be disappointed in me, I worried that no one would care what I did any more because I wasn’t actively volunteering, I worried that I would lose my purpose and drift through Sundays. There were a lot of feelings I had. And yet, officially on April 27th I cut my rope. It wasn’t this heroic thing. It was more like, God, I don’t feel like I have it in me to continue in this capacity any more.

Beginning, Jesus

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