Surviving the Daily Grind

"I am reckoned among those who go down to the pit; I have become like a man 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 … Continue reading Surviving the Daily Grind

Mental Illness Concerns

As with anything, those of us with mental illness have much to think through. I believe that God will direct us through these issues. And these are not static things. It isn't "one and your done"-- these are ongoing. They never get completely resolved; you must get used to this. The following list is not … Continue reading Mental Illness Concerns

Ten Tips in Taming Your Depression

1. Do not expect too much from yourself too soon, as this will only accentuate feelings of failure. Avoid setting difficult goals or taking on ambitious new responsibilities until you've solidly begun a structured treatment process. 2. Break large tasks into small ones, set some priorities, and do what can be done, as it can … Continue reading Ten Tips in Taming Your Depression

The Sheer Hopelessness of Mental Illness

This was written in March of 2012. Right or wrong, it was where I was at with my illness. I hope it will bless, and bring hope into that situation that seems very hopeless: "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted     and saves the crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18 Depression can feel hopeless. I've seemed … Continue reading The Sheer Hopelessness of Mental Illness