Processing Pain Through Poetry

    by Linda K I wrote this poem a couple of months ago. I wrote it while trying to process the struggle of dealing with one sister who suffers with mental illness (bipolar disorder and bulimia) and other family members who don’t understand. I have experienced seven years of major clinical depression myself, and over […]

Just Broken Glass: Children in a Mentally Ill World

Mental illnesses in parents represent a risk for children in the family. These children have a higher risk for developing mental illnesses than other children. When both parents are mentally ill, the chance is even greater that the child might become mentally ill. The risk is particularly strong when a parent has one or more […]

The Kingdom is a Family on Their Way to a Party

“Anyone who does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”  Mark 3:35 There is a hidden mechanism lying in wait for us in this verse.  The fact that it is there at all borders on our sense of reason and the fantastic.  To be a brother, or a sister to Jesus is almost absurd. […]

Gifts are Nice, But There is Something Better

This is my first attempt at writing a story. I’m not sure it belongs here, and I apologize for any deficiencies. Please be merciful. A father stood by his young daughter’s bed. She was clearly tired from a busy day, but because her Dad was with her– that at the moment mattered most. “Dad, tell […]