When Does Depression Become Sin?

The Bible is chock full of commentary on depression. King David experienced intermittent times of intense darkness.  He was a man who had to work through a great deal of it, and we can see that he succeeded in breaking through into freedom. Would David today be treated with antidepressants?  Could he have been treated at aContinue reading “When Does Depression Become Sin?”

‘A Drowning Kind of Despair’

“For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life.“    2 Corinthians 1:8 “…we should all fortify ourselves against the dark hours of depression by cultivating a deep distrust ofContinue reading “‘A Drowning Kind of Despair’”

Being Very, Very Sick

“So Miriam was kept outside the camp for seven days, and the people waited until she was brought back before they traveled again.” Numbers 12:15 To be numbered as the one of chronically ill often can mean awful frustration. We can’t do what we want, we are ‘trapped’ by a disease we never asked for,Continue reading “Being Very, Very Sick”

My Mortal Enemy

  “Must I then, indeed,  Pain, live with you All through my life? –sharing my fire, my bed, And, when I feed myself, feeding you, too?”  Edna St. Vincent Millay The critical issue many face is just trying to survive the next episode of depression or mania.  Somehow I think that cohabitating with something that isContinue reading “My Mortal Enemy”

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