‘A Drowning Kind of Despair’

“For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life.“    2 Corinthians 1:8 “…we should all fortify ourselves against the dark hours of depression by cultivating a deep distrust ofContinue reading “‘A Drowning Kind of Despair’”

My Mortal Enemy

  “Must I then, indeed,  Pain, live with you All through my life? –sharing my fire, my bed, And, when I feed myself, feeding you, too?”  Edna St. Vincent Millay The critical issue many face is just trying to survive the next episode of depression or mania.  Somehow I think that cohabitating with something that isContinue reading “My Mortal Enemy”

Spellbound Captives of the Night

  “We are all infected and impure with sin.       When we display our righteous deeds,       they are nothing but filthy rags.    Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall,       and our sins sweep us away like the wind.” Isaiah 64:6, NLT There are bad things that happen to us— ugly, awful and evil things, that onlyContinue reading “Spellbound Captives of the Night”

Putting Out the Flames of Hell

I love this quote. I don’t remember the first time I read it, but it resonated with me immediately. I see in myself that person, carrying buckets of cold water to douse the flames trying to consume the lost and hopeless. I’ve been through hell here on earth. Over a decade of it. I feltContinue reading “Putting Out the Flames of Hell”

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