Category Archives: Suicide

Let me die

Four of God’s servants who wanted to die… Continue reading

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Great leaders battle depression

Should the power of depression be more than ordinary, think not that all is over with your usefulness. 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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Responding to grief

Deep reflection on grief and grieving. Continue reading

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Four servants of God who battled fierce despair

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

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My first funeral (a suicide)

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

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Robin Williams’ most uncomfortable role

Robin Williams was unique. Many people seemed to live inside him. He made so many laugh yet his death was so tragic. 

When lost in despondency people feel unable to shake an outlook of despair… Continue reading

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Suffering in silence

She finally gained the necessary courage to tell me a story that she had kept to herself until that point. Continue reading

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5 links to see (and a fun video)

4 thought-provoking articles. Continue reading

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5 links worth seeing

The female holocaust by Daniel James Devine Indian parents killed an estimated 6 million girls in the last decade, but U.S. lawmakers can’t agree on what to do about it. Kingdom, Ethics, and Individual Salvation by D. A. Carson “… distinguishable ways … Continue reading

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