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The Consuming Weariness of It All

“For my life is full of troubles,     and death draws near.” Psalm 88:3 There is often a dull and desperate tedium among us– especially those among us with profound mental and physical issues.  It never lets up, and the grind is constant.  The … Continue reading

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The Sterile Curse of Social Isolation

“While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.” Luke 24:15 Quite a few studies now out, revealing the reality of social isolation.  It seems more and more people are veering away from social … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia Understood

Understanding the World of the Schizophrenic Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has affected people throughout history. About 1 percent of Americans have this illness. People with the disorder may hear voices other people don’t hear. … Continue reading

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From a Mental Hospital Ward, [Crushed]

3 “For the enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.” Psalm 143:3 Some time ago,  I was hospitalized for my mental illness. (Actually seven times.) And … Continue reading

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Kings in Chains [Cold Hard Reality]

“He who masters his passions is a king even if he is in chains.  He who is ruled by his passions is a slave even while sitting on a throne.” -Richard Wurmbrand Sometimes, I absolutely need a spiritual ‘wake-up call.’  The … Continue reading

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Instability and the Believer

I feel good, too good— and it concerns me. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, I’ve been down this road before.  I guess this is my big issue with Bipolar Disorder (BP);  its unpredictability, the way you  fluctuate.  You get up … Continue reading

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In Love with a Lion

  “I will not leave you alone. You are mine.  I know each of my sheep by name.  You belong to Me.  If you think I am finished with you, if you think I am a small god, that you … Continue reading

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