Just Broken Glass: Children in a Mentally Ill World

Mental illnesses in parents represent a risk for children in the family. These children have a higher risk for developing mental illnesses than other children. When both parents are mentally ill, the chance is even greater that the child might become mentally ill. The risk is particularly strong when a parent has one or moreContinue reading “Just Broken Glass: Children in a Mentally Ill World”

Frederick, [Handling Giftedness]

I have always loved to read. I was given books by my mother, and these books were like gold. I had been a avid patron of the library, but terrible at returning books. I had pretty much been branded as “persona non grata” by the librarians of my hometown library at the ripe old age of 12. IContinue reading “Frederick, [Handling Giftedness]”

The Mystery of His Face, Psalm 131

AA A Psalms Study (Just three verses) Childlike Trust in the Lord A song for going up to worship. Of David. 1 Lord, my heart is not proud; I don’t look down on others. I don’t do great things, and I can’t do miracles. 2 But I am calm and quiet, like a baby withContinue reading “The Mystery of His Face, Psalm 131”

Barrels of Monkeys

“My problems go from bad to worse.     Oh, save me from them all!” Psalm 25:17 If you are over 40 or so, you would’ve known about this simple toy. Today, a little girl came up to me to show me her singular monkey. She insisted its origins were from the animated movie “Toy Story.” I toldContinue reading “Barrels of Monkeys”