Elijah Had Issues as Well

“Then Elijah walked for a whole day into the desert. He sat down under a bush and asked to die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he prayed. “Let me die. I am no better than my ancestors.” 1 Kings 19:4 Poor Elijah.  He was bold and heroic, taking on the enemy at Mt. Carmel.  AContinue reading “Elijah Had Issues as Well”

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Mental Illness in America

~Mental Illness in America, 2016 Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.1 When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 andContinue reading “The Numbers Don’t Lie: Mental Illness in America”

The Hours

When clinical depression is “on-the-clock” it can be sheer agony. It resists and lingers, sometimes for days and days. (It can last for months if untreated.) But it seems that it is these “hours” that are scarcely endurable. It’s truly all this “wasted” time that can seem most unbearable to the afflicted. “I was mute and silent,Continue reading “The Hours”

Growth in the Troughs of Life

This post has been floating around in my head for almost two weeks now, and I had fully intended to post it here at Broken Believers last weekend, but just didn’t get it done. In retrospect, learning of the great trough our dear brother Bryan is going through, I realize that either I should haveContinue reading “Growth in the Troughs of Life”