Purple Chrysanthemums

I planted purple chrysanthemums in my yard this fall. It was an act of defiance. Because ever since I was 15, just the sight of them made me bristle with …

Facing the Pain

When it’s a rainy gray day and you are feeling down do you ever get the urge to pull out the ice-cream and turn on a TV show? Or if …

Addiction and God’s Good Graces

Grace has many faces. Basically it is experienced as an unearned or undeserved act of loving kindness. If I neglect my wife and yet she returns my thoughtlessness with an …

Addiction: Quick Facts

What comes to mind when I say “addiction”? Perhaps you picture a sad looking disheveled addict as you might see pictured in a “say no to drugs” campaign or perhaps …

Outstretched arms

Out of the Depths

“Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.” — Psalm 130:1 I can remember reading this one night as I struggled with the overwhelming darkness that seemed …

Overcoming Anxiety

According the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders volume 5 otherwise known as DSM 5 there are 9 mental disorders under the anxiety category.  Separation Anxiety Disorder Selective Mutism …

Depression and Scripture Part 2

Adventist medical doctor Neil Nedley is president of the Weimar Center of Health and Education. He developed the Nedley Depression Recovery Program that emphasizes practicing the health principles found in …