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 […]

All in Your Head? [Depression]

Depression is a Mental Disorder, not a Disease There are plausible arguments for the non-existence of mental illness. But there are still people who declare themselves to have a mental illness. After all, being sick mentally has no physical symptoms; it’s not like a kidney stone or an inflamed appendix. One can only hope it […]

The Only Army that Shoots its Wounded

By Dwight L. Carlson From an article in Christianity Today, February 9, 1998 “The only army that shoots its wounded is the Christian army,” said the speaker, a psychologist who had just returned from an overseas ministry trip among missionaries. He summed up the philosophy of the group he worked with as: 1. We don’t […]

On Being Loved More Gently [Disability]

Some struggle with mental or physical illness.  Some people don’t understand me and they walk away.  This really hurts, and so I isolate ourselves even more.  We might feel not only forsaken, but cursed. We may see ourselves as accomplished losers. But these things shouldn’t separate us from our Father’s love.  I think He loves “his special […]