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Category Archives: Despair
It hurts to be forgotten and deserted. But when faced with such experiences, we only multiply our pain when we choose… Continue reading
Intriguing look at hope and science. Hope is real, proven by science, and willpower is the switch (The right stimulus) that triggers this amazing ability to change for the better… Continue reading
Four servants of God. Each one reached an extremely low point in life. All of them felt that life was no longer worth living. Continue reading
Their pain becomes a temple ‘round itself, and they become devotees of anguish. Continue reading
How adequately can a diagnosis be made in such a short amount of time? And how often do we misdiagnose normal sadness as disordered sadness?
Alex’s story took an unexpected turn when I asked him which parent he chose. He paused and looked down with tear-filled eyes as he admitted,… Continue reading
Why does God allow perseverance in prayer to be part of our experience? Prayer is an appeal to one who can do what I cannot do and what others won’t do.
Consider two people from opposite ends of the continuum of power and privilege: a corrupt Judge and a persistent widow.
There was standing room only at the funeral parlor as I faced some rather austere men and women dressed in the old black garb common to conservative Mennonites. Continue reading