Category Archives: Living a Spiritual Life

How living a spiritual life can help you overcome life’s problems

316. The Lost Year

The year 2007 started with major, major depression and ended with a shoulder replacement. The summer of that year, when I tried to withdraw from klonopin, was the worst three months of my life. But in that lost year, I … Continue reading

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312. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize is a folk song that became popular during the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s. It could just as well be a marching song for following Jesus. Jesus tells us in … Continue reading

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311. Questions and Answers

“Who are you, Lord?” Paul asked on the road to Damascus in Acts 9. This was in response to the voice of Jesus: “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” Five verses later, the Lord spoke to Ananias, and he … Continue reading

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309. Fame, Fortune, and Depression

Robert O’Donnell was a paramedic who saved a young girl fallen into a well. He was famous, and he loved all the attention. When the attention ended, he fell himself – into clinical depression. Eight years after his 15 minutes … Continue reading

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308. The Fear of God

The fear of the Lord is as unpopular a topic these days as the consequences of sin and eternal damnation. But the Bible says it’s the beginning of wisdom and leads us to life. To me, the fear of God … 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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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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