Monthly Archives: March 2014

278. Doing Too Much

Doing too much leads to stress. Stress can lead to anxiety and depression. Anxiety and depression can cause you to live in dark places. You can get lost in dark places and not find your way out. Don’t get lost … Continue reading

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277. A Spiritual Autobiography

The Psalms are King David’s autobiography, a spiritual record of God’s delivering him from dark places. For example, when he fled from Saul into a cave, he wrote: Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in … Continue reading

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276. Accepting Help

For those of us who are depressed, grieving, in the grip of a terrible affliction, or other place of darkness, there comes a time when we must let go the reins of our own soul and accept help from others. … Continue reading

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275. One of the Threads

I wrote this poem in 2009 when I was lost in a fog of depression and wallowing in the self-centeredness of my own misery. You are all-powerful, and I am not. You are the Creator, and I am not. You … Continue reading

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274. Don’t Give Up

There came a time in my life when my thinking changed – from how people and circumstances affected me to how I affected other people and circumstances. That change happened amidst major depression, and I credit the new thinking as … Continue reading

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273. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

“Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.” – Mark 15:15 “When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid.”  – John 19:8 Pilate knew Jesus was … Continue reading

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272. The Lord is My Shepherd

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”  – Psalm 23:4 Major depression is the valley of the … Continue reading

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