CATEGORY: Depression and Faith

DON’T FORGET TO REMEMBER

DON’T FORGET TO REMEMBER

What I Tell Myself When I Don't Feel "Merry" At Christmas "People more often need to be reminded than instructed."  Samuel Johnson I head a true story about a man who, because of an error during surgery, had the wrong part of his brain removed, totally destroying...

When Pain Has A Ministry

When Pain Has A Ministry

True Stories of Service in the Midst of Suffering "Your greatest area of usefulness to God may stem from your greatest area of pain." Ron Dunn Thursday, December 3, 2020, 6:00 a.m.    MORNING GLOOM  I awake with lethargy of mind, body, and spirit. I plod down the...

THE POWER OF OWNING UP

THE POWER OF OWNING UP

How I Learned An Outrageously Encouraging Perspective on Failure   If failure is a good teacher, I had a golden learning opportunity the week of my older son’s seventh birthday. The incident occurred 39 years ago, but the details are etched forever in my...

“HONEY, I’M HERE!”

“HONEY, I’M HERE!”

A True Story of Caregiving for a Husband with Chronic Pain   Debbie Smith received the phone call that no one wants to get. Her husband, Mark, had been in an auto crash. The other driver, going 60 miles per hour, had abruptly veered into Mark’s lane, ramming...

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...

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