Restore the Sparkle: Psalm 13

For the choir director: A psalm of David. 1 O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever?     How long will you look the other way? 2 How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul,     with sorrow in my heart every day?     How long will my enemy have the upper hand? 3 Turn and answer me, O Lord my … Continue reading Restore the Sparkle: Psalm 13

A Giraffe On Roller Skates

People will sometimes ask me, "What its like to be a Christian and to have a mental illness?" I'm not entirely sure I can really answer, but I do try. It seems almost always there are misconceptions or a stigma need to satisfy their curiosity. But here goes. It's like I'm a 'giraffe on roller … Continue reading A Giraffe On Roller Skates

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

Handling a Diagnosis of Tardive Dyskinesia

Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) is a condition of involuntary, repetitive movements of the jaw, tongue or other body movements. It frequently is a side effect of the long-term use of antipsychotic drugs used to treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. It is almost always permanent. I've been told Vitamin E might help a bit.  Benzodiazepines have also been … Continue reading Handling a Diagnosis of Tardive Dyskinesia