Rainy Days & Mondays

You’re human. It’s OK

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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

Thank you for following my blog

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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

What do I do now?

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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”

Help! I’m Addicted

Six Blogging Hazards

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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”

Why Can’t I Sleep?

These are the thoughts of an insomniac

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Counting Sheep?

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?”

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”