To Be Brave and Full of Faith

In the book Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis writes of Reepicheep. He is a mouse of exceptional courage and with a strong faith. People seem to always misunderstand a talking mouse, especially one who dresses like a swashbuckler. He is determined to reach the utter east and join the Lion, Aslan (a type of […]

Melancholy in Amber

Edgar Degas, Melancholy/ c. 1874, oil on canvas, Phillips Collection, Washington D.C. The sadness flows from this painting. Degas caught the dark despondency of his model. Her inertia becomes something we can gaze on carefully and at leisure. This is one of my favorite paintings. For me, it captures an essence of what depression “looks” like. The […]

Tozer Gems

“You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him.” “He remembers our frame and knows that we are dust. He may sometimes chasten us, it is true, but even this He does with a smile, the proud, tender smile of a Father who is bursting with pleasure over […]

A Cross That Amuses Us

“If I see aright, the cross of popular evangelicalism is not the cross of the New Testament. It is, rather, a new bright ornament upon the bosom of a self-assured and carnal Christianity. The old cross slew men, the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned; the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed […]

The Inertia, [Apathy]

“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.” Helen Keller —————————————- As I suffer with manic depression I have come to see that much grief comes not from mania, and not from the debilitating depression. These […]