Category Archives: depression

Straining at Your Oars

He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Mark 6:48 It is good for us to know that Jesus sees our labor and effort.  He perceives all that concerns us, and he knows the … Continue reading

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No Monkey

My thinking this morning is how long does the battle have to go on? It seems far too long (and lately tedious). If my life had a sound-track, it probably be a very bland and dull roar, punctuated periodically by … Continue reading

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Depressed Women

Depression Fits the Hearts of Women Women experience twice the rate of depression as men. Everyone experiences disappointment or sadness in life. When the “down” times last a long time or interfere with your ability to function, you may be … Continue reading

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Ministry & the Mentally Ill, Once More

“Religious people love to hide behind religion. They love the rules of religion more than they love Jesus. With practice, the Condemners let rules become more important than the spiritual life. “ — Michael Yaconelli “We are told that Christ was killed for us, … Continue reading

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One Strange Trip

“I’m sure about this: the one who started a good work in you will stay with you to complete the job by the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6, CEB I was ‘saved’ in my early twenties.  With that salvation came a … Continue reading

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