Category: Depression

Is Suicide Ever Morally Permissible?

Is Suicide Ever Morally Permissible?

When writing about suicide I try to approach the subject sensitively. Many, including myself, have been affected by suicide, and it is a very emotional and personal issue. It can be easy for a...

Too Much Empathy?

Too Much Empathy?

“I am too empathetic!” That was not a boast.  It was a complaint. I recently received a message from a young lady who asked why God would endow her with a “ridiculous amount of...

The Gift of Depression

The Gift of Depression

Depression. You may know someone who suffers it, but you don’t know it till it has coiled it’s fingers around your neck and slowly squeezed as it held you down for weeks, months, years…. It...

Do You Mourn?

Do You Mourn?

“Blessed are those who mourn. For they shall be comforted.” ~ Matthew 5:4 Do you mourn? Presently? Right now? I bet you do. There are many griefs in this life. There are many things...

Gratitude: Joel Osteen and Heidelberg Catechism

Gratitude: Joel Osteen and Heidelberg Catechism

Choose today to let the peace of Christ rule in your heart and have an attitude of gratitude toward the Lord. Even if you have things that are upsetting you, take a step of...

Grateful for Depression

Grateful for Depression

While struggling in the pit of depression, my counsellour gave me homework.  It was initially to help change some negative patterns of thinking that I was stuck in, but I have found it to...

Depression: When His Grace Didn’t Feel Sufficient for me…

Depression: When His Grace Didn’t Feel Sufficient for me…

It was a week before Christmas 2014. I sat on a threadbare green couch, an obvious relic from the 1970’s. The office was bright and inviting, despite the cold draft in that old church building....

Doing Church: It is a Beautiful, Awkward, Messy Thing.

Doing Church: It is a Beautiful, Awkward, Messy Thing.

As Christians, we take the command to love and help each other seriously.  The communion of the saints is alive and well for sure. Most of us are more than willing to help our hurting brothers...