The Awful Weariness of It All

“For my life is full of troubles,    and death draws near.” Psalm 88:3 Not really ‘positive’ is it? There is often a very dull, desperate tedium that saturates our lives–especially those among us with profound mental and physical issues.  It never lets up, the grind is constant. Depression, confusion, paranoia, and mania weave in and out of ourContinue reading “The Awful Weariness of It All”

Grief Sucks but God Restores Hope

It’s been 15 days since I got the news. My sister Suz passed away at 4:00 a.m. on a Thursday morning. I hate that phrase, “passed away.” It makes it sound like she floated off in a gondola across the sea. She died. Why do we shroud death in such wishy-washy language? I never wentContinue reading “Grief Sucks but God Restores Hope”

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 overContinue reading “Processing Pain Through Poetry”

Notice Leah’s Eyes, [Handicaps]

    Stuck in the wonderful convolutions of scripture we can start a great study of Leah and her sister Rachel. These two daughters of Laban have become Jacob’s wives. Now, we may question this polygamy when all we know is monogamy. These kind of decisions may be criticized and even outright challenged, but weContinue reading “Notice Leah’s Eyes, [Handicaps]”