Jesus Wept

When I was a kid I learned no one wanted to hear me cry. When I was little, I had a temper like a small hurricane. I didn’t like to be teased and would become angry and cry if anyone teased me. I was always told, “Go to your room and cry. No one wants toContinue reading “Jesus Wept”

Being Very, Very 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 one of chronically ill often can mean awful frustration. We can’t do what we want, we are ‘trapped’ by a disease we never asked for,Continue reading “Being Very, Very Sick”

Dear Darker Me — A Letter Poem

I attended a conference once called Shattering Stigma: Mental Illness and the Church. In a session about anxiety, the presenter said one phrase that has stuck with me: “Don’t believe everything you think.” Just because a thought enters your mind doesn’t mean it is true. For me, that is especially the case when Darker MeContinue reading “Dear Darker Me — A Letter Poem”

Understanding Schizophrenia

Symptoms By Mayo Clinic staff, There are several types of schizophrenia, so signs and symptoms vary. In general, schizophrenia symptoms include: Beliefs not based on reality (delusions), such as the belief that there’s a conspiracy against you Seeing or hearing things that don’t exist (hallucinations), especially voices Incoherent speech Neglect of personal hygiene Lack ofContinue reading “Understanding Schizophrenia”