Restore the Sparkle: Psalm 13

For the choir director: A psalm of David. 1 O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever?     How long will you look the other way? 2 How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul,     with sorrow in my heart every day?     How long will my enemy have the upper hand? 3 Turn and answer me, O Lord my […]

Handling a Diagnosis of Tardive Dyskinesia

Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) is a condition of involuntary, repetitive movements of the jaw, tongue or other body movements. It frequently is a side effect of the long-term use of antipsychotic drugs used to treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. It is almost always permanent. I’ve been told Vitamin E might help a bit.  Benzodiazepines have also been […]

When God Promotes You

“Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions.”  —Matthew Henry “God’s way of answering the Christian’s prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.”  –Richard Cecil “Therefore I am well content with […]

The Furnace of Affliction

“The furnace of affliction is a good place for you, Christian; it benefits you; it helps you to become more like Christ, and it is fitting you for heaven.” –Charles Spurgeon “You rejoice in this, even though now for a short time, if necessary, you suffer grief in various trials 7 so that the proven character of your […]