Category Archives: Depression

Depression – a balanced understanding

This is a good time to revisit and better understand the dark shadows of depression that creep over the souls of many. Continue reading

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Remedy for discouragement

Gratitude is the one of the best remedies to discouragement. “What I have found is that the rhythm of divine renewal beats in the pulse of a purposefully grateful heart” (Ellen Vaughn, Radical Gratitude). I need divine renewal when my heart … Continue reading

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Loneliness

Encouragement for difficult times… Continue reading

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Great leaders battle depression

Should the power of depression be more than ordinary, do to think that all is over with your usefulness. Continue reading

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Normal sadness or depressive disorder?

Have we lost our ability to distinguish biologically based depression from normal sadness? Continue reading

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Allured by love

He promises to draw us apart, for there he can best deal with us, and this separated place is not to be a Paradise, but a wilderness, since in such a place… Continue reading

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When the storms hit…

Truths to carry and guide us in difficult times. Continue reading

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Finding our way out of despondency

He became so despondent that he sat down under a tree and prayed to die. ‘I have had enough, Lord,’ he said. ‘Take my life” Continue reading

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When life feels difficult

I’ve often asked God for green pastures and still waters. God has been faithful to provide times of rest and refreshment.  Continue reading

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The human will and the findings of Neuroscience

Sometimes life is not easily reduced to raw choosing. If we treat people only as volitional beings, we fail to relate to them based on the Imago Dei and the human fall from it. One must consider matters related to nurture and nature when addressing complex issues of life in this world. Continue reading

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