Tag Archives: Depression

Do You Have a Favorite Psalm?

Probably the best known Psalm in the Bible is Psalm 23: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want . . .” And I do like this Psalm. I particularly like the part that says “Even though … Continue reading

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Melancholy Merriment

This past Sunday we had the most beautiful Advent service of songs and scripture readings, plus my poem that I was blessed to recite. Everything was perfect, even when it wasn’t quite. This inspiring service was the brainchild of one … Continue reading

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Deep Waters

Tears and sorrow overwhelmed me day after day after week after year No relief in sight as hopelessness appeared to win and then He drew me out of deep waters Each day presents a new challenge or the same challenge … Continue reading

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Keep Walking

Sometimes in life we find ourselves in a deep, dark valley. Often it feels more like a narrow slot canyon where no sunshine can reach. The Narrows slot canyon at Zion National Park is 18 miles long and if you … Continue reading

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Losing the Glimmer

In my deepest depression, I thought often how much easier it would be if I was dead. The unbearable pain never seemed to let up. But I didn’t consider suicide. Instead I slept. If I didn’t have to be anywhere … Continue reading

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Abide in His Light

This is my second poem inspired by a one-minute devotion from Charles H. Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook, Mar 10–Walk in Light. The Bible verse Spurgeon began with is John 12:46, “I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should … Continue reading

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A Letter from Wonderland

Dear Darker Me, I tumbled like Alice as I followed you down a rabbit hole but entered no Wonderland I found no Mad Hatter though I found I might be mad myself for listening to you You are no White … Continue reading

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100% of Statistics Are Just Numbers

Mark Twain popularized the saying: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” But even when statistics are an accurate representation of the truth, they amount to nothing more than numbers. It’s easy to ignore outrageous statistics, … Continue reading

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A Minute of My Story

Do you want to hear my story Parts are gory I think you don’t Listen you won’t I feel compelled to write it all Each trip and fall Won’t you please read Hear my heart bleed I write to bring … Continue reading

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A Mini-Psalm

“He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.” Psalm 116:8 (NLT). Dark fog surrounded me Torrential tears drowned I besought God, Grant me relief from my despair He answered me Cleared away dark clouds … Continue reading

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