A Giraffe On Roller Skates

People will sometimes ask me, "What its like to be a Christian and to have a mental illness?" I'm not entirely sure I can really answer, but I do try. It seems almost always there are misconceptions or a stigma need to satisfy their curiosity. But here goes. It's like I'm a 'giraffe on roller … Continue reading A Giraffe On Roller Skates

All in Your Head? [Depression]

Depression is a Mental Disorder, not a Disease There are plausible arguments for the non-existence of mental illness. But there are still people who declare themselves to have a mental illness. After all, being sick mentally has no physical symptoms; it's not like a kidney stone or an inflamed appendix. One can only hope it … Continue reading All in Your Head? [Depression]

Being Sick

Potter shaping a ceramic plate on a pottery wheel "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 chronically ill often can mean a transition into frustration. We can not do what we want, … Continue reading Being Sick

The Only Army that Shoots its Wounded

By Dwight L. Carlson From an article in Christianity Today, February 9, 1998 "The only army that shoots its wounded is the Christian army," said the speaker, a psychologist who had just returned from an overseas ministry trip among missionaries. He summed up the philosophy of the group he worked with as: 1. We don't … Continue reading The Only Army that Shoots its Wounded