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

Surprise! Everything is Broken

I'm really sad today.  There are just too much hurts, too many casualties, too many victims.  Job's own reflection was that "man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward" [not really sure I know what the last part means, but the first part is perfectly clear]. We are all citizens of this fallen world.  … Continue reading Surprise! Everything is Broken