Category Archives: depression

Mundane Atrocities, [Woundings]

“Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23 We often carry in our hearts the woundings from other’s actions and sins. We will typically respond in different ways. Some insulate themselves, … Continue reading

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I am Jonah, [Self Awareness]

1 “But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry. 2 He prayed to the LORD, “O LORD, is this not what I said when I was still at home? That is why I was so quick to flee to Tarshish. I knew that … Continue reading

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The Consuming Weariness of It All

“For my life is full of troubles,     and death draws near.” Psalm 88:3 There is often a dull and desperate tedium among us– especially those among us with profound mental and physical issues.  It never lets up, and the grind is constant.  The … Continue reading

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The Sterile Curse of Social Isolation

“While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.” Luke 24:15 Quite a few studies now out, revealing the reality of social isolation.  It seems more and more people are veering away from social … Continue reading

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Living Psalm 23, [A True Shepherd]

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s … Continue reading

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Ministering to Yourself, [Self-Encouragement]

The Psalms are a classical example of self encouragement. The writer sometimes fell in to some moments of depression and he would write encouraging words to uplift his spirit. Today these have become encouragement verses or scriptures for us to … Continue reading

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Out of a Far Country, [Younger Son]

“And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living.”   Luke 15:13 When a man or woman gets to this point, we shake our head … Continue reading

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