I’m a 40 something man, a husband, a dad, a grandpa, a Soldier, a son, and most importantly to me, I’m a Christian and a missionary.
This is what I am committed to:
- Staying faithful to God’s plans for my life
- Working Hard on my concept of Strong Mind, Strong Body
- Staying in my marriage and thriving together
- Helping my family to continue to see God’s purpose in my life and theirs
These are what I have been committed to since I gave my life to the Lord on December 31, 2000. The problem is I am having a hard time staying the course with them all. I am having a hard time knowing the old Chris who was confident in all these convictions.
I was diagnosed with Major Depression in 2012 that has lingered, and lingered and lingered. This doesn’t define me but, as it turns out, it’s a bigger deal than I thought. I thought I could shake it (I know some of you mental health veterans had to pause here to laugh uncontrollably at the thought I could just shake clinical depression). Now I’m trying to find the old guy again, or reinvent a new one.
Maybe the best advice I’ve gotten is to be patient and wait for the new and improved Chris to emerge!
The “Looking for Chris” blog has purpose. The purpose is primarily to help ME get clarity, to allow ME to see progress (or the lack thereof), and yes to exercise my mind and creativity through writing. Sometimes this means documenting my boring day. Sometimes its an update on a bigger life event. And sometimes, I’m just humoring myself because I think I’m funny.
Life is about relationship: with God, with others, and with ourselves. I’m trying to get deeper into them all. I write here because I hope something I write along the way will help you too. I find great value in your comments and posts!
In the meantime, if you see me or know where I can find myself please let me know!
(FYI – I don’t check this e-mail unless you tell me you e-mailed in a blog comment)