‘A Drowning Kind of Despair’

“For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life.“    2 Corinthians 1:8 “…we should all fortify ourselves against the dark hours of depression by cultivating a deep distrust of […]

He Knows Where I’m Going

“I go east, but he is not there. I go west, but I cannot find him.9 I do not see him in the north, for he is hidden. I look to the south, but he is concealed. 10“But he knows where I am going. And when he tests me, I will come out as pure as gold. 11 For […]

Ten Resolutions for Mental Health

Clyde Kilby’s  10 Resolutions for Mental Health and for Staying Alive to God in This World Once a day I will look at the sky and remember that I am on a planet traveling in space with wonderfully mysterious things above and about me. I will suppose the universe is guided by an intelligence. I […]

God Loves Misfits

They were a motley collection of misfits. A tiny purple alyssum and a scraggly white alyssum. Two mini daisies. A wee snapdragon with a single bloom. Each had volunteered in various annual pots left on our deck over the winter. As spring sprung, so did these tenacious sprouts. We wanted to plant new, healthy flowers […]