Monthly Archives: December 2011

40. A Comment from Pastor Bruce

“Pat, I read your last blog, and I’d like to respond to it. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 is a good complement to what you posted in 39. It says, ‘give thanks in all circumstances.’ “That’s a hard word when

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39. Depression as a Friend?

The following is a discussion between Mitch Jasper and his best friend Dave Logan on a golf course west of Minneapolis, from my book, Too Late in the Afternoon: One Man’s Triumph Over Depression. Sharing the same golf cart was … Continue reading

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38. Starting to Understand Depression and Anxiety

The following passage is from Too Late in the Afternoon: One Man’s Triumph Over Depression.  Mitch Jasper, the protagonist of the story, is the one speaking from the vantage point of being two years removed from what he is writing … Continue reading

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37. The Role of Religion in Depression

Dr. Herbert Koenig is a psychiatrist and the Director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health at Duke University. At a “Family, Faith and Mental Health Conference” held on November 17, 2011, in Atlanta, he made some rather dramatic … Continue reading

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36. Can You Change the Experience of Depression?

–For those of you with SAD, today is the shortest day of the year, and things will get better for you.– Here’s a continuation of “Can the Mind Heal Depression” by John Folk-Williams on his blog storiedmind.com. “Trying to figure … Continue reading

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35. Body – Physical Causes of Depression

 When a person remains in a depressed condition, even after normal efforts to remedy the condition, a physical source of depression should be considered, especially in the case of debilitating or suicidal depression.  Physiological causes of depression are relatively common. … Continue reading

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34. Encouragement from Pastor Bruce

“I have to tell you, Pat, that a dear friend of mine was in stage four cancer and about to die. I asked the Lord why people who have been serving You so faithfully for so many years – through … Continue reading

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