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”

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”

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”

Jesus Is Light in My Darkness

I have been so blessed to have Bryan Lowe allow me to share my thoughts and poetry here at Broken Believers. It’s a blessing I never would have known if not for the many years I spent suffering from major clinical depression. I love how God uses our suffering to shower us with blessings. ButContinue reading “Jesus Is Light in My Darkness”