Is Your Spiritual Life M.I.A? – part 2

More on exercising your spiritual muscle

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Coffee Clutch

After writing the last post, I realized I had forgotten something important about exercising our spiritual muscle. In part one I wrote about the practices of prayer, scripture reading and worship. Continue reading “Is Your Spiritual Life M.I.A? – part 2”

Is Your Spiritual Life M.I.A?

How to exercise your spiritual muscle

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Everyone has a spiritual side to them. It’s the part of us that responds to God. Any illness affects us spiritually. When we are in poor health God seems far away. The part of us that responds to God goes missing for awhile. Prayer is more difficult. Continue reading “Is Your Spiritual Life M.I.A?”

Help! I’m depressed

Treating the illness

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Exercise is the all-natural treatment

Depression makes you frustrated and angry. You may feel overwhelmed. The smallest task seems too much. You might feel sad, hopeless, or listless. How you react to depression depends on if you are Continue reading “Help! I’m depressed”

Mental Illness and the Christian

How do you perceive someone with mental illness?

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Rainy days and Mondays

Have you ever heard that Christians are not supposed to get depressed? That somehow being a Christian should protect us from mental illness? This is not true, yet this falsehood persists among well-meaning Christians. Why is this?  Continue reading “Mental Illness and the Christian”

My Mental Illness

Prince William gave me courage to talk

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After Prince William of England went public this week with his mental illness I was amazed. For him, it is a constant battle to keep the details of his life private. And here he was talking publicly about a private matter, his health. Continue reading “My Mental Illness”