Good Grief, [Post by James Winsor]

How Depression is a Blessing in Disguise A darkness creeps into the soul and smothers it. Who knows why, how long it will last, or what will make it go away. You feel like you have nothing left to give to anyone else. You don’t want anyone around, except that one person who knows howContinue reading “Good Grief, [Post by James Winsor]”

Dear Darker Me — A Letter Poem

I attended a conference once called Shattering Stigma: Mental Illness and the Church. In a session about anxiety, the presenter said one phrase that has stuck with me: “Don’t believe everything you think.” Just because a thought enters your mind doesn’t mean it is true. For me, that is especially the case when Darker MeContinue reading “Dear Darker Me — A Letter Poem”

A Downcast Soul

  “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” –Psalm 42:11, NIV The things that truly tear me apart, will often start by intensifying my gloom and depression.  I certainly do avow a limited degree of freedom.  ButContinue reading “A Downcast Soul”

Abide in His Light

  I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. John 12:46.   I see a darkness abides across the land born of sin in a broken world where innocence died selfishness allowed to putrefy into chaos Though darkness will come This He has warned usContinue reading “Abide in His Light”