Confession – A Villanelle

This poem is written in the “villanelle* form. I wrote it as a reminder to myself of how hard the darkness of depression can be, so that I don’t lose my compassion for those in my world who are struggling to find the Light. But it is also a reminder that the Light of ChristContinue reading “Confession – A Villanelle”

Spellbound Captives of the Night

  “We are all infected and impure with sin.       When we display our righteous deeds,       they are nothing but filthy rags.    Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall,       and our sins sweep us away like the wind.” Isaiah 64:6, NLT There are bad things that happen to us— ugly, awful and evil things, that onlyContinue reading “Spellbound Captives of the Night”

Running the Good Race, [Endurance]

23 “The Lord directs the steps of the godly.     He delights in every detail of their lives. 24 Though they stumble, they will never fall,     for the Lord holds them by the hand.” Psalm 37:23-24, NLT We are each on a journey, and when we start to get serious about our following, we feel His pleasure.Continue reading “Running the Good Race, [Endurance]”

How Does Your Church See Mental Illness?

This should supply direction and dialogue on the issues faced by every church member. It is a great opportunity we have been given— to minister to every person in the Body of Christ. —Bryan by Ken Camp, Associated Baptist Press  — Living with depression — or any other form of mental illness — is likeContinue reading “How Does Your Church See Mental Illness?”