Tightrope Theology

As a person with a mental illness, it seems my issues are a matter of extremes.  Life seems uncontrollable; the wheels seem to always ready to come off of the wagon.  It strikes me as a semi-crazed place to be.  I look at the "norms" with envy, as their lives are crisp, healthy, and strong. I once met a man that … Continue reading Tightrope Theology

Straining at Your Oars

"He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them." Mark 6:48 It is good for us to know that Jesus sees our labor and effort.  He perceives all that concerns us, and he knows the issues that matter most.  Attentive and keenly aware he comes.  It is quite common for … Continue reading Straining at Your Oars

The Inertia, [Apathy]

"Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings." Helen Keller ---------------------------------------- As I suffer with manic depression I have come to see that much grief comes not from mania, and not from the debilitating depression. These … Continue reading The Inertia, [Apathy]

Simple Discipleship, [Understanding]

Each of us who are broken believers will take the following steps. This is simple discipleship. These four will be at the root of everything we do. Our mental illness may influence this walk, but it can't derail the process. Because it is a supernatural one, everyone starts at the same spot--- whether we've an … Continue reading Simple Discipleship, [Understanding]