Proximity is Your Choice

“Nevertheless, I am continually with you;    you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel,    and afterward you will receive me to glory.”  “Whom have I in heaven but you?    And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail,    but God is the strength of myContinue reading “Proximity is Your Choice”

On Being Loved More Gently (Disability)

There will be no wheelchairs, or canes, or even ‘seeing-eye dogs’ allowed in heaven. Some of us have been struggling with a mental or physical illness.  Some people don’t understand and they walk away.  This really hurts, and we can isolate ourselves even more.  We feel not only forsaken, but even “cursed” by God. ButContinue reading “On Being Loved More Gently (Disability)”

Help for the Trapped

“I am counted among those who go down to the pit;    I am like one without strength.” Psalm 88:4 In May 2011, this is what I wrote– “I feel like I am going through a meat grinder. Pushed against my will (and desire) I’m finding myself in a place I’d rather not be. My therapist confirmed todayContinue reading “Help for the Trapped”

My Mortal Enemy

  “Must I then, indeed,  Pain, live with you All through my life? –sharing my fire, my bed, And, when I feed myself, feeding you, too?”  Edna St. Vincent Millay The critical issue many face is just trying to survive the next episode of depression or mania.  Somehow I think that cohabitating with something that isContinue reading “My Mortal Enemy”