Real Prayer for “Real” People

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:18 I don’t want to pretend anymore. It’s been a little more than six months ago since I prayed this simple prayer: “Lord, may it be the real me who comes to the real you.” ‘Lead me […]

The Hiding Place– Corrie ten Boom Learns to Forgive

“Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32, NLT Great hearts are often shuttled through experiences with intense forgiving. The Father tutors us through out our earthly lives, with many visits to this classroom. It is here we get our learning. It will […]

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 […]

When Sin Brutalizes You

There are three things for certain. #1 You will never forget your sins. #2 God has forgotten them. #3 The Devil will try very hard to condemn you for your past.   There are some days that are harder then others.  You see, I have lived profligately, harmed many, and influenced others to do evil.  I have wounded and hurt people very […]

Melancholy in Amber

Edgar Degas, Melancholy/ c. 1874, oil on canvas, Phillips Collection, Washington D.C. The sadness flows from this painting. Degas caught the dark despondency of his model. Her inertia becomes something we can gaze on carefully and at leisure. This is one of my favorite paintings. For me, it captures an essence of what depression “looks” like. The […]