Monthly Archives: January 2012

Depression and Memory

My first post on this topic: Depression—The Triggers that Surprise Our ability to remember is an amazing gift from God. I have always had a good memory; it isn’t something I developed… it was just there. I don’t know whether memory … Continue reading

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Other resources on depression

Rev. Todd Peperkorn discusses depression and more: Preus, Peter. And She Was a Christian: Why Do Believers Commit Suicide? Milwaukee, WI: Northwestern Publishing House, 2011. Emily Cook discusses depression.

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Depression—The Triggers that Surprise

I have battled depression for many decades, and most of that time I was not even aware of it. During that time, to even consider what was happening as depression was considered a sign of weakness—and that could not happen! As … Continue reading

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“I Have a Dream!” — The Challenge for us as Christians

Note: Occasionally I will use a term that can be emotionally loaded. Please do not misunderstand this—I do not do so to antagonize anyone or to add to heat to the discussion, but only as an understanding of what was heard … Continue reading

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“Weak and Loved: A Mother-Daughter Love Story” by Emily Cook

My initial reactions to this book: gripping, riveting, compelling, page-turner, raw, intense, compassionate, revealing…. The list keeps getting longer. This is not a mere human interest story with Bible passages thrown in to “make things better.” This is a heart-wrenching … Continue reading

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The Cappadocian Fathers

Basil the Great of Caesarea Gregory of Nyssa Gregory of Nazianzus Summary of Cappadocian Fathers  So much of what we today consider “normal” in church and in doctrine comes out a struggle within the early church. The doctrine of the Trinity … Continue reading

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Suffering: Plan A or Plan B?

Nancy Guthrie, a well-known author, knows suffering, death, and anguish. She and her husband experienced the death of two of their children, both at six months of age but three years apart. She has written serveral books addressing the topic … Continue reading

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