Real Prayer for “Real” People

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:18 I don’t want to pretend anymore. It’s been a little more than six months ago since I prayed this simple prayer: “Lord, may it be the real me who comes to the real you.” ‘Lead me […]

“Darkness is My Only Companion”

“Lord Jesus Christ, you are for me medicine when I am sick; you are my strength when I need help; you are life itself when I fear death; you are the way when I long for heaven; you are light when all is dark; you are my food when I need nourishment.” —Ambrose of Milan (340-397) Our theology makes all […]

On Following Jesus!

“All of Jesus’ followers began to shout and sing as they walked along, praising God for the wonderful Life they had seen.” Luke 19:37 I suppose that this is what broken believers do. There is an essential element of joining others in this verse. The faithful followers will inevitably flock together. There are very few […]

A Giraffe On Roller Skates, [Mental Illness]

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 even a stigma attached to their curiosity. But here goes. It’s like I’m a ‘giraffe on roller […]

A Downcast Soul

  “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” –Psalm 42:11, NIV The things that truly tear me apart, will often start by intensifying my gloom and depression.  I certainly do avow a limited degree of freedom.  But […]