Tag Archives: Mental Illness

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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Showing My Scars

This Saturday I’ll be speaking at a conference called Shattering Stigma with Stories. I attended this event last year and experienced the powerful and informative stories of real people who struggle with mental illnesses, including anorexia, depression, and bipolar disorder. One … Continue reading

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Why This Pain?

Why would God allow this pain? Sometimes I wonder, sometimes I doubt What is this suffering all about? What could there possibly be to gain? Oh the trauma that drove me insane Mired in darkness, struggling to get out Why would … Continue reading

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Suicide Is Not Selfish

Today, Sept. 10,  is World Suicide Prevention Day. I decided to share just a little post from my perspective. Often we hear it said that those who commit suicide are selfish because they hurt the people they leave behind. But … Continue reading

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Impossible Madness

Why does it feel like I’ve lost you when you aren’t even dead? Why am I the only one who wants to make amends? Why does it have to be so hard after all these years? Maybe it’s the tears … Continue reading

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Broken Heart of Love – A Poem

Broken Heart of Love This searing pain in my heart I wish it would go away I pray for it to leave me But it is love I would be hollow without it I watch you drowning in a sea … Continue reading

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A Mighty Fortress

I don’t usually reblog posts from other blogs, but this one really touched me today. Bryan Lowe has written a great many encouraging and helpful posts, this is but one. I always appreciate his perspective as one who struggles himself … Continue reading

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A Ministry for Broken Believers

Recently I was invited to be a contributing author on another blog called Broken Believers. I was quite honored when Pastor Bryan Lowe, the owner of this blog, asked me to contribute posts to what is already a wonderful blog. … Continue reading

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Fighting for Joy – A Book Review

A couple of months ago my fellow blogger Pr. Bryan Lowe over at Broken Believers posted a book review of “When the Darkness Will Not Lift” by John Piper. I commented on his post that it looked like a great … Continue reading

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