A Broken System

“Sixty million Americans – that’s one in five adults – will experience a mental illness in the coming year. That means every one of us knows someone who is living with a mental illness – depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, an eating disorder, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and some additionally have a substance abuse.” The statsContinue reading “A Broken System”

Fear and Loathing

“For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night.” 1 Thess. 5:5 A year before I received Christ as my Savior, I was hospitalized in a U.S. Army psychiatric ward.  My uniform was replaced with the distinctive attire of a mental patient.  Ironically, I’d been attached to theContinue reading “Fear and Loathing”

All About Flawed Lives, [Hope]

“Accepting the reality of our broken, flawed lives is the beginning of spirituality not because the spiritual life will remove our flaws but because we let go of seeking perfection and, instead, seek God, the one who is present in the tangledness of our lives.“  — Michael Yaconelli The principle is sound. We let goContinue reading “All About Flawed Lives, [Hope]”

Living Incandescently, [Light]

“7 But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7, NLT Sometimes my mental illness interferes with “living in the light.” I can get surly and sullen. I avoidContinue reading “Living Incandescently, [Light]”