Category: mental illness

Baptism of Possibility: Acts 16:25

I am an impossibility– Chained to a prison of depression stats, and yet, singing hymns of freedom. Rattling the gates of hell to open your life to the baptism of possibility.    

Love, the Remedy for Second Hand Depression

Job 30:15“Terrors are turned against me; They pursue my honor as the wind, And my prosperity has passed away like a cloud. 16“And now my soul is poured out within me; Days of affliction have seized me. 17“At night it pierces my bones within…

Hearing God in the Silence of Grief

Romans 8:31What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously…

Would You Walk Through The Door?

Philippians1:29For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, 30experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.   You stand in a…

Pickpocket

Depression is a pickpocket, Pinching souls of pluck.                

I Am A Tomb Raider

Hope, lit in abstract is easily Snuffed out by passionate loneliness. Attempts to breathe, clotted by veins scarred by sorrow. Eyes, scaled by experience and Belief, Closed in sleep against the cruelties Of the world.   I’m not afraid to climb into the ditch with…

Too Much!

Psalm 34:…17The righteous cry, and the LORD hears And delivers them out of all their troubles. 18The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit. 19Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out…

Manger Alter

Ramen Noodles were a mothers desperate attempt at feeding her child who could not keep food down. It was a favorite food. I did not understand how much my heart was entangled in this simple pleasure until my husband asked if he could donate it…

Dear New Page Turners,

I cannot turn the page on suicide alone. None of us can. I value your experiences, your challenges, the depth of your own sorrows and your resilience! Please do not hesitate to contact me with your concerns, suggestions and experiences of hope in the…

Whom Do You Fear?

Luke 12:4-5 “I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do. 5“But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed,…

Sieve of Coarse Fortune (Haiku)

Suicidal thought straining breath from finer hope –Sieve of coarse fortune.

Christians, MacGyvers of Faith: Using our God given Resources in all circumstances

Christians are “MacGyvers”. Doubt me? Check out Acts 16 for an action packed escape from prison. PauI and Silas blew up the gates with hymens and prayer. Today, I started re-watching MacGyver, one of my favorite shows as a kid. He got out of…