Tag Archives: delusions

Hearing Voices

  I guess I’m in a wandering/wondering frame of mind.  I’ve been hearing voices off and on.  They are clear, distinct and I suppose  rather commanding.  Previously I’ve dealt with ‘tinnitus’, but this is definitely different.  The voices are not incredibly … Continue reading

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Love is On the Loose

“Cross Jesus one too many times, fail too often, sin too much, and God will decide to take his love back. It is so bizarre, because I know Christ loves me, but I’m not sure he likes me, and I … Continue reading

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Paranoia and Delusions, Oh My!

Didn’t really sleep last night but an interesting day.  Hope it continues to develop in that direction.  I really need a good day to come along right now. Been thinking about paranoia.  It comes loaded up with delusions.  They are … Continue reading

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When Truth Meets Love

“You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.” Rev. 3:17, NLT __________________________ If you would come to … Continue reading

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Paranoia for Beginners

No Escape A person who is paranoid has fears, such as being watched, harmed or poisoned. He or she does not trust others and is suspicious that others are “out to get” him or her. It is normal to wonder … Continue reading

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Shedding Self-Importance

“I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man.”  D.L. Moody April, 2000 Shortly after Lynn and I were accepted by Kachemak Bay Christian Center to be their pastor, we traveled to California to be with family for a few … Continue reading

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When You Can’t Find an Exit: Psalm 88

A  Simple Psalm of David     1 O Lord, God of my salvation,       I cry out to you by day.       I come to you at night.  2 Now hear my prayer;       listen to my cry.  3 For my life … Continue reading

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