Resources to help with tough times

FaithCov family,

As we continue along in this difficult season (made all the more difficult by Covid-19), we remember the story of the Everlasting God who made Himself human to be with us. One of the names that we use to describe God is Emmanuel, which means God with us. But we also live in a dark and darkening world, where things are broken and hard to deal with. All of us have moments where things seem too hard to bear, where the weight of the world seems to press down on us to a degree unfathomable, and we need help--whether it be emotional or material. As the Coronavirus continues its ravaging path, it can be difficult to know how to navigate the ins and outs of our day to day lives.


With all this in mind, we are offering a few resources that may help you to navigate through this year. At the bottom of this page, you will find four clickable icons with various resources that we encourage you to take advantage of should you need to.


There is no shame in feeling down or needing help with food insecurity, not ever. But please know that we serve a God who made Himself human to be with us. We serve a God who laughed and cried, who felt hunger and was tempted; a God who shed Himself of glory to be with us. This is no small thing, and the very hope that we cling to in times of darkness and trouble.

Wendell Berry says this: “It gets darker and darker, and then Jesus is born.”

It is OK to be down, but please don’t forget that we have everlasting hope in the person of Jesus Christ.


Brave Spaces

Together we will create brave space

Because there is no such thing as “safe space”

We exist in the real world

We all carry scars and we have all caused wounds.

In this space

We seek to turn down the volume of the outside world,

We amplify voices that fight to be heard elsewhere,

We call each other to more truth and love

We have the right to start somewhere and continue to grow.

We have the responsibility to examine what we think we know.

We will not be perfect.

This space will not be perfect.

It will not always be what we wish it to be

But

It will be our brave space together,

And

We will work on it side by side.

 

(Micky ScottBey Jones, Director of Resilience and Healing Initiatives with the Faith Matters Network)

  • Beck Depression Inventory

    Sometimes you may wonder, "Am I just having a bad day, or is this depression?" This inventory may help you to find the answer. 

  • 25 Journal Prompts for depression

    Depression is a hard road, and it's a difficult thing to find yourself in that spiral. One thing that may help is to journal out your feelings. under the icon, you will find a set of 25 journal prompts that may help you to deal with those feelings of depression.

  • Franklin county resources

    If you are in need of help with your mental health, click the icon. You will find a document with phone numbers that you can use to find the help you need.

  • mid-ohio foodbank

    You many be experiencing some food insecurity--that's ok. It can happen to all of us, and there is no shame in needing help. Times are hard for all of us, and it is never shameful to need help.