Category Archives: Zoloft

Battle Scars

It is a bad habit to try to teach without personal knowledge. We can preach, but we do not possess. This is one of the occupational hazards of those of us in our profession. It seems to carry a horrible curse … Continue reading

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Hope for the Hopeless [Joy]

12 “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Romans 12:12 Three things are critical for the New Testament believer: To rejoice out of a real hope, a deliberate endurance, and a prayer life that is unceasing. … Continue reading

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When Despair Empties You

“It is through much tribulation that we enter the kingdom of Heaven.”   The Apostle Paul As a broken believer this happens. I breakdown, my faith is questioned, and I feel all alone. Issues like a simple hot shower and … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Mental Hospital Patient

6:30 am. “Rise and shine,” but this is debatable– you simply just breathe and walk, in this kind of a desperate mental fog,  (Simply put, ‘there will be no sunshine for you today.’) But, this only just seems to really matter to us, … Continue reading

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The Numbers Don’t Lie: Mental Illness in America

~Mental Illness in America, 2016 Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given … Continue reading

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Antidepressants for Believers?

What do you think of Christians taking antidepressants? By Pastor John Piper, given on March 30, 2010 The following is an edited transcript of the audio. What do you think of Christians taking antidepressants? I have been on them and have … Continue reading

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“Let There Be Zoloft!”

A “tongue in cheek” evaluation of Zoloft, my personal fav as I work through my own depression.   “Seeking to broaden the customer base of the popular drug, Pfizer announced the launch of a $40 million “Zoloft For Everything” advertising … Continue reading

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