In Pursuit of Happyness

By CARONAE HOWELL, From the New York Times, dated July 20, 2009 I’m the kind of woman who spends entire days thinking of nothing but birds: woodcocks, goldfinches, kingfishers. I look for loons everywhere I go. Sometimes I find herons in Central Park and they are mysteries. There is one thing in this world thatContinue reading “In Pursuit of Happyness”

Understanding Suicide

Getting a Grip on Suicide  Can a Christian believer attempt suicide?  My own first-hand experience rings out a resounding YES!  We can be so driven by major depression that it effects our relationship with the God who loves us and pushes us into a place of complete hopelessness. Very often, it is an attack byContinue reading “Understanding Suicide”

Depression: Take Another Look

Depression has been called the “common cold” of mental disorders, and one source estimates that it disrupts the lives of 30 to 40 million Americans. Depression is too complicated to solve with a single pat answer. Gary Collins, in Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide (Dallas: Word, 1988), lists eight major categories of causes for depression,* andContinue reading “Depression: Take Another Look”