Category Archives: Serving Mentally Ill Christians

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Grace That Teaches

“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,” – Titus 2:11-12, NIV … Continue reading

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Hidden Doves [Love]

 “My dove is hiding behind the rocks,      behind an outcrop on the cliff. Let me see your face; let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and your face is lovely.” Song of Solomon 2:14, NLT Jesus … Continue reading

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Joy in This Madness, [Troubles]

“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. 9 We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.”  2 … Continue reading

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Dismayed by My Own Fallenness

“As the Scriptures say, “No one is righteous—     not even one. 11 No one is truly wise;     no one is seeking God. 12 All have turned away;     all have become useless. No one does good,     not a single one.” Romans 3:10-12 Scripture … Continue reading

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He Won’t Give Up, [Patience]

  “But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners.” 1 Timothy 1:16, NLT I find that I often worry about the patience of God. … Continue reading

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Delusions of the First Person Variety

I need to briefly share what delusions are like.  I’m going to flip the switch and flood the room with light, and watch the “critters” scuttle to find a hiding place.  I’m doing this to help heal myself, and for … Continue reading

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Depression Metaphors, [Rust]

Trying to explain depression takes a great deal of effort. The explanations are seldom satisfactory and sadly inaccurate. Complicating the definitions are the two types of depression, which are quite different: Mild (dysthymia) Large (clinical) Both of these are radically … Continue reading

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