Category Archives: bipolar

Processing Pain Through Poetry

    by Linda K I wrote this poem a couple of months ago. I wrote it while trying to process the struggle of dealing with one sister who suffers with mental illness (bipolar disorder and bulimia) and other family members … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing

“For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night.” 1 Thess. 5:5 A year before I received Christ as my Savior, I was hospitalized in a U.S. Army psychiatric ward.  My uniform … Continue reading

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An Eternal Perspective

The apostle Paul wrote, “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” 2 Corinthians 4:17 (NIV). The troubles we face don’t seem light or momentary. They feel heavy and often … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Delusions of the First Person Variety

I need to briefly share what delusions are like.  I’m going to flip the switch and flood the room with light, and watch the “critters” scuttle to find a hiding place.  I’m doing this to help heal myself, and for … Continue reading

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Out of Darkness: The Kelly Willard Interview

 by Maryann B. Hunsberger | CT, originally posted 8/27/2007  After a long absence from making music, not to mention a series of tragedies—including a divorce and her daughter’s suicide—CCM veteran Kelly Willard is back on the scene. Since the early … Continue reading

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Mental Illness Concerns, [Illness]

As with anything, those of us with mental illness have much to consider. I believe that God will direct us through these issues. And these are not static things. It isn’t “one and your done”– these are ongoing. They never … Continue reading

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