The Complexity of a Choice

The Complexity of a Choice

In light of yesterday's news, there has been much discussion about depression, suicide, and how best to approach a subject (and physical/emotional/spiritual condition) with which many people struggle.  Chronic bouts of depression are nothing new to me. I've struggled with this aspect of my life since my early thirties. Over the years and with the help of my doctor and Christian counselors, […]

Reaching for Hope

Reaching for Hope

When my husband shared with me the news that actor Robin Williams is dead from an apparent suicide…my heart broke. Why? I did not know the man. I do not know his family.  But I have memories of him which I count as precious. Through the gift of his art (acting and stand up comedy), Robin […]

Life Is a Series of Disappointments…

Life is a series of disappointments broken only by dark spells of depression. – Unknown Throughout my life, there have been moments in which a series of events have left me in a pit of desperation. Every little thing goes wrong one after another. Life becomes a chore. Nothing is cheerful, bright, or interesting. Everything […]

I Choose Your Comfort

“May Your unfailing love be my comfort” Psalm 119:76 People go through many things in their lives (despite what some “happy happy joy joy”  folk teach). As a result, it can be all too easy (for some of us) to slip into a mindset which focuses on negative things. Never seeing the good, always anticipating […]

When It Is All Up Close

The problem with depression is it’s way too easy to focus on what’s close, while everything else just seems—distant. It takes a concerted effort to widen the view beyond the bleak of now, choosing to look ahead with a clear vision of better. And it does mean making a choice.  Sleeping more (or less if […]

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