“…the sheepherders talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running,” Luke 2:15 (MSG) The kings “entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled Read More ….
Holidays are stressful enough. When a loved one suffers with a mental illness, it can be overwhelming for both of you. We all have visions of perfect meals with the smiling family all around. We also try to hard to make it easy for our loved one, who may only Read More ….
“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens.” I Thess 5:16-18 (MSG) What? I’m supposed to go around with a happy face pasted on? Days when our loved ones’ mental illness is causing great distress for everyone, it is hard to even think about Read More ….
He blasted out the door with the force of a rocket leaving the bounds of earth. Rocks flew as he hit the gas pedal to speed out of the driveway. The screen door now had the bottom broken out and hung by one hinge. The front door knob had left Read More ….
Like most Americans, I’m saddened by the tragedy in Arizona this past weekend. I’m praying for families who have lost a loved one, and for those who are injured and healing. Also, I’m specifically praying for the parents of the shooter, Jared Loughner. My husband and I heard the news Read More ….
The World Health Organization reports indicates that depression can be brought on by the change of season. It has been postulated that decrease sunlight may be one cause for seasonal depression, sometimes called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). These seasonal patterns are also present in those with bi-polar disorder. More manic Read More ….
It’s that time of year again. You know . . . visions of sugar plums and all that. Days filled with family gatherings, warm fires, singing of carols, and bah humbug. Don’t get me wrong. I do enjoy the holidays. Even more now that the pressure of Sunday School plays Read More ….
My son had been without medication for about a year. Despite that worrisome situation, he at least appeared to be stable. Then the decline started. This time it’s a slow setback, like lava moving down the side of a volcano. I know that at any moment it can burst into Read More ….
As I read the National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) recent research, I sighed, “It’s about time.” It’s about time to look at mental illness from a recovery standpoint. It’s about time to recognize that treatment needs to begin with the first symptom episodes. It’s about time . . . Read More ….
January is over, so it doesn’t seem like the beginning of the year any longer. Why would I even be talking about a fresh start? It’s never too late; you can start fresh, make new resolutions any time. For many of us our resolutions have come, and gone. Each year Read More ….