My grandchildren are moving into their teenage years. It’s hard to find novels that aren’t romance or vampire. Many of the books classified YA assume early dating relationships and sexual activity. There is a superficial treatment of important decisions, such as unwed teen pregnancy. If the teen likes adventure, the Read More ….
Hope. Hope is the path through the darkness of mental illness for families. We need hope to be able to take the next step, then the next one, and next one. Brenda Poinsett’s 30 Days of Hope for Dealing with Depression helps us take that next step. 30 Days of Hope is Read More ….
According to American Publishers Association’s (APA) latest numbers e-book sales are declining, down by 24.9 per cent. The same report shows a declined in hardback sales, but an increase in paperback sales. For most writers, a combination of print and e-publishing is still the best strategy. I’ll be honest; I Read More ….
Brian G. Hedges, author of Christ All Sufficient: An Exposition of Colossians, tells in the Introduction of a being asked, “Why Colossians?” Hedges explains the questioner said that Colossians wasn’t a letter often heard about, unlike Philippians. His response is all the more reason to study it. Honestly, when was Read More ….
A parent’s nightmare. And we’ve all lived it: a screaming child at the store. Each of us knows the suffering. All eyes in the store are staring at the parent, not the child. The child seems uncajolable. The sound travels out the doors. Is there anything a parent can do? At the Read More ….
When the discussion of goals, projects, and to-do lists comes up, so does the topic of organization. Even though I don’t have long to-do lists or year-long goals. I do need to organize. During the recent cold spell in Texas, I hauled my laptop to the living room where it Read More ….
Finally. That was my first response to Dr. Earl Henslin’s book This is Your Brain on Joy. Finally, a psychologist who recognizes the spiritually of a person. Finally, a Christian who understands the physical aspects of mental illness. Dr. Henslin explains how the brain works and how each area of 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 ….
I confess. I like to read apocalypse fiction. Sometimes it’s for the humor of it: Doesn’t everyone understand the impossibility of an earthquake so massive that Las Vegas becomes a beach town? Other disaster stories make me think: What if I were in that situation? How would I respond? That’s Read More ….