Monthly Archives: June 2014

303. Late Bloomers

At the age of 58, Mitch Jasper felt his life was over. He had lost his family, was forced out of his job, and suffered from major depression. Here’s what he wrote about it all. I was mentally under attack … Continue reading

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302. They Caught Nothing

There’s an interesting story in the last chapter of John’s gospel. Seven of Jesus’ apostles had thrashed about all night in the waters of Galilee but had caught nothing. Isn’t that just the way it is with those of us … Continue reading

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301. Healing Troubled Hearts

In John 14:27, Jesus said, “Let not your hearts be troubled,” but two chapters later He tells us that, “In this world you will have trouble.” Those of us who have suffered from depression and other dark places know what … Continue reading

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300. The King in His Kingdom

In previous blogs, I have pointed out that an unhealthy allegiance to your own self can be a source of depression and other dark places. However, self can’t throw out self, and if it could there would be a vacuum … Continue reading

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299. Egocide

Suicide is devastating for the body, but egocide is good for the soul. Ego is what you and I call “myself,” and too much emphasis on self can lead to depression and other dark places. I’m speaking of dwelling on … Continue reading

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298. Stopping a Suicide

What would you say to a young man who told you he was about to commit suicide? “Don’t do it. For God’s sake, don’t do it.” And you’d read all about him the next day in the newspaper. People who … Continue reading

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297. An Antidote to Dark Places

Thinking of ourselves first and foremost and ruminating on our past failures brings us into dark places, not the least of which is depression. It is as if a man walks from the sunlight into a dense fog. Jesus says, … Continue reading

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