Penetrating The Darkness

How Christian faith informs depression.

THE MINISTRY OF PAIN

THE MINISTRY OF PAIN

  A melancholy, fragile temperament. Plagued by morbid introspection, often unable to apply the grace of God that he shared with others to himself. An unusually strong strain of weakness and depression in his family that was later traced over a span of two...

A Pebble in the Pond

A Pebble in the Pond

An Extremely Encouraging Perspective on Your Future Fruitfulness   You've seen the ripple effect. Toss a pebble into the pond. Tiny waves, forming concentric circles, roll outward from the point of impact until they become too small to see. Figuratively...

ONE DAY AT A TIME

ONE DAY AT A TIME

How wise of God to create us with the need for bodily rest and sleep. How thoughtful of Him to design a world with a recurring cycle of sunlight and darkness, which provides us a built-in opportunity for a fresh start every 24 hours. In a very real sense, we do not...

A Fib of the Human Spirit

A Fib of the Human Spirit

Metaphors Describing Depression After decades pockmarked by plunges into dark moods, I know the difference between a state we call the "blues" and a full-blown depressive episode. The symptoms mentioned in the following analogies match the telltale signs of major...

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