One morning in January 1984 I set myself on fire. I was in my cabin up on the ridge and I was trying to build a fire. Alaska can be a cold place. I had also started a coffee pot and because it was so cold I opened up the oven door a couple of … Continue reading Man on Fire
Anne Lamott is a writer and a person who understands mental illness and 'recovery' issues. She is also a 'brokenbeliever'. I have read several of her books; she writes elegantly on faith and discipleship. She is a rare jewel. She writes carefully and creatively. Coming across this quote was fortuitous for me, to say the … Continue reading Dangerous Thinking
Bryan's Note: On many occasions I encounter a blog that communicates so well that I think about doing a re-post. Today is one of those days. So, here is Pastor Winsor's exceptional article on depression. I hope that his perspective will bless you and give you a deeper understanding of this mental illness. Depression … Continue reading “Depression Deceptions,” by James Winsor
"Why have you made me your target?...Why do you hide your face?...Why should I struggle in vain?...Why does the Almighty not set times for judgment?...Why then did you bring me out of the womb?" Job 7:20, 13:24, 9:29, 24:1, 10:18 Didn't Job get "hammered?" His monumental suffering is unparalleled in history. He is essentially a … Continue reading Oh God, Why?