Time to do some planning

I have been thinking of what to write on this blog. My creativity seems to have become sadly impaired in the years on medication, so I’ve been having some difficulty deciding what to write. I may expand a little, moving from specifically “Christianity+mental health” to more generally “mental health” and some general “Christian” posts. However […]

Book: “My Name is Legion”

I recently read Michael Willett Newheart’s “‘My Name is Legion’: The Story and Soul of the Gerasene Demoniac” (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2004) I read this book looking for insights into the story of the healing of the demoniac of Gerasa (Mark 5). This is the story of the man living among the tombs, who self-injured and […]

Don’t Have to Scream

“Scream” – Zoegirl Does anybody know how I feel? Sometimes I’m numb, sometimes I’m overcome Does anybody care what’s going on? Do I have to wear my scars like a badge on my arm For you to see me, I need release Do I have to scream for you to hear me? Do I have to […]

God in Crisis

The first time I went through a mental health crisis I was not a Christian. I had played with the idea before, sometimes styling myself as a Christian on the internet, but it was not very serious, I’m afraid. I had too many hang-ups, largely concerned with fundamentalist Christianity, for me to take Christ seriously. […]

Scars of Life

Found this on a forum: Some years ago, on a hot summer in South Florida ; a little boy decided to go for a swim in The old swimming hole behind his house. In a hurry to dive into the cool water, He ran out the back door, leaving behind Shoes, socks, and shirt as […]