How World War II Affected Me

On this day, December 7, 1941, Japan Air Raided Pearl Harbor.

I was afraid of my dad. Even as an adult I couldn’t be alone with him in the same room without trembling. My dad was a veteran of WWII. As soon as he graduated high school and received a diploma, he signed up for the draft at the next table. No young man of able body was exempt. After basic training he was shipped to the Asiatic Pacific Theater.

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Rainy Days & Mondays

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Rainy Days

Dear Friend – Do rainy days and Mondays get you down?¹ How does “being down” fit with being a Christian? This blog is named BeYeGlad! Rest assured I’m not Pollyannaish. Being a Christian isn’t all swe Continue reading Rainy Days & Mondays

Top Posts for 2019

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Happy New Year!

At the close of the year 2019 I want to thank you for following Be Ye Glad! I appreciate each one of you. Thank you for every comment and every “like.” Before listing the Top Posts for 2019 this is my 2020 prayer for you. Continue reading Top Posts for 2019

Help! I’m Addicted – part 2

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Ragtime Festival

In a former post I wrote that it doesn’t take long to realize that blogging brings real temptations. If you don’t watch out blogging hazards can entrap you. If you are like me, in spite your best efforts Continue reading Help! I’m Addicted – part 2

Is Your Spiritual Life M.I.A?

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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?

Mental Illness and the Christian

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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