Being Sick

“So Miriam was kept outside the camp for seven days, and the people waited until she was brought back before they traveled again.” Numbers 12:15 To be numbered as the chronically ill often can mean a transition into frustration. We can not do what we want, we are ‘trapped’ by a disease we never askedContinue reading “Being Sick”

From a Mental Hospital Ward, [Crushed]

3 “For the enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.” Psalm 143:3 Some time ago,  I was hospitalized for my mental illness. (Actually seven times.) And though each time was bitter, but the Lord carried me.  They would take from me myContinue reading “From a Mental Hospital Ward, [Crushed]”

Ministering to Yourself, [Self-Encouragement]

The Psalms are a classical example of self encouragement. The writer sometimes fell in to some moments of depression and he would write encouraging words to uplift his spirit. Today these have become encouragement verses or scriptures for us to emulate. Read Psalm 42. It is somewhat an unusual portion of scripture, in as theContinue reading “Ministering to Yourself, [Self-Encouragement]”

Quarantined, for His Purposes

Quarantines are a real possibility, even in this day. A quarantine is imposed when disease is contagious enough that it would harm a society: Measles, Smallpox, and the recent Ebola Virus ¬†are just a few physical diseases where strict isolation must be imposed. It can be severe— an epidemic, with desperate consequences if not adheredContinue reading “Quarantined, for His Purposes”