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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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Delusions & Paranoia: Get a Grip

  Delusional disorder, (previously called paranoid disorder,) is a type of serious mental illness called a “psychosis“ in which a person cannot tell what is real from what is imagined. The main feature of this disorder is the presence of delusions, … Continue reading

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Was Jesus Mentally Disturbed?

“When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.” Mark 3:21, NIV Even our Lord’s own family did not believe Him.  I can see them gathering out … Continue reading

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