IT HAPPENS every summer. While others love the warm weather I do not. My brain chemistry goes haywire. I used to think this happened because I had overworked, but even when I don’t I still suffer from melancholy.Continue reading This time of year
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.Continue reading How World War II Affected Me
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
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
While writing about mental health I wondered – what was God thinking, when He planned my life knowing all I would face? Did He know Continue reading What Was God Thinking?
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
It doesn’t take long to realize that blogging brings real temptations. More than likely these pitfalls trouble many of us. The following blogging hazards can result in our becoming addicted to our blogs. Continue reading Help! I’m Addicted
I have fought insomnia for a long time. It took years to learn how to fight back. The following suggestions come from years of battling with sleeplessness. I sincerely hope this helps someone sleep better tonight. Continue reading Why Can’t I Sleep?
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
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?
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
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