Category Archives: mental illness

Scripture in the hands of an angry woman

It’s been a long time.  When last I wrote it was summer,  I was glorying in my new running habit, and I was looking forward to my first 5K.  I’ve now done three 5Ks and I’m trying to figure out … Continue reading

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What’s my drug of choice?

Here’s a hint:  I’m using it, right now. I’ve decided to write another post about the state of my mental health, because nothing breaks up a party like saying, “How are you?” and having someone reply with, “Well, my therapist … Continue reading

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Grace in the Valley of Baka

This is one of my favorite passages from the Psalms, specifically from Psalm 84: Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a … Continue reading

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Here’s something new: I’m trying counseling

I haven’t felt normal for quite a while now.  In fact, a few weeks ago I wrote a post about how very not normal I’ve been feeling.  But it was just too, too much to publish.  Be glad that, for … Continue reading

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There is something stronger than despair

I keep thinking about Matthew Warren and William Cowper; men divided by centuries but who might understand each other.  Matthew was the 27 year old son of pastor Rick Warren, and this past Friday Matthew took his own life.  This, … Continue reading

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