Category Archives: believer

The Master of My Panic

“God is our refuge and strength,   always ready to help in times of trouble. 2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.” Psalm 46:1-2, NLT [David says,] “Fear and trembling overwhelm me, and I can’t … Continue reading

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Feet Finders, [Intimacy]

One of the more amazing studies you can do in the New Testament (Matthew-Revelation) are the people who found themselves at the feet of Jesus. Actually there is probably more than you think. There are some common dynamics that take … Continue reading

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My Mental Breakdown, [Kyrie Eleison]

Quite a few years ago, I was terribly manic. I had found my way somehow from Alaska to Cambridge, England. It was there I wandered the streets  talking to myself, lost and disoriented. It was 2002 and I had just … Continue reading

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Furnace People Understand Suffering

“I have refined you, but not as silver is refined.   Rather, I have refined you in the furnace of suffering.“ Isaiah 48:10 “Once we have come through the ‘furnace of humiliation,’ desperately, fearfully clinging to Christ for all He is … Continue reading

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A Poured-Out Life, [Service]

“Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.” Philippians 2:17 “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, … Continue reading

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Of A Sound Mind, [Healthy & Sane]

  “A sound mind.” For some of us that doesn’t seem remotely possible. Over the years we personally have reason to believe this is not real. As mentally ill people we seem to think that we can’t be this way. … Continue reading

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Are There Benefits to Being Bipolar?

Originally Published on July 20, 2010 in “Psychology Today” Let me start by acknowledging what is well known: Manic Depression or Bipolar disorder can be a devastating illness. Affecting at least 1% of the population, it can, untreated, result in … Continue reading

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