Rethinking Ordinary

  Monotony has become a fixture around here. I had been told to be on alert for it, but it seems like I’ve got to learn for myself. With any chronic illness there can be something tedious and routine about life. To have a physical or mental illness can be acutely painful. But interspersed betweenContinue reading “Rethinking Ordinary”

Allowing Yourself to Be Weak

Warning: This post might step on some toes! Our society has pretty much embraced the American cultural icon of the cowboy.  We revere those who ride alone and hard. We are rugged individualists and hardened men making our own way.  Our society reflects this in subdued ways.  No matter what happens, we are fiercely free andContinue reading “Allowing Yourself to Be Weak”

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 different and present a completely set of symptoms. Psychiatrists have diagnostic criteria they use toContinue reading “Depression Metaphors, [Rust]”

Condemnation Can’t Stay [Guilt]

“Lord, I crawled across the barrenness to you with my empty cup uncertain in asking any small drop of refreshment. If only I had known you better I’d have come running with a bucket.” -Nancy Spiegelberg There can be no freedom from condemnation without submission to the saving life of Christ.  This is a definiteContinue reading “Condemnation Can’t Stay [Guilt]”