Category Archives: depression

The Last Resort

Who was Jesus to me? He was a storybook character like Santa Claus and Prince Charming. I went to Sunday school and endured goofy flannel-board stories narrated by ladies that seemed very old. At age 12, I quit going to Sunday school … Continue reading

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Get Knocked Conscious with Relentless Love

I’m selective about which books I read..and am so happy to recommend Relentless Love. It’s easy for me to read words but not pay attention to their meaning. It happens with fiction, non-fiction, instruction manuals…you name it. I can slip … Continue reading

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Delete the Tapes

As always when I call Becky every four months or so for a catch up, we quickly delve into deep conversations. This call was no different. “I remember Mom enrolled me in a dance class when I was a little … Continue reading

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My bad hurts others

“You cannot run from the Lord without inflicting heavy damage on other people.” * When we sin, we hurt other people. Can you think of an exception? Can any sin be innocuous? Even if the sin is “private” and unknown … Continue reading

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“She’s…uh…weird”

Typically the realtor emails his sellers’ names and address to me, and requests that I contact the homeowners to set up my Staging consultation with them. This time, though, he wrote, “Call me before you contact these sellers.” I figured … Continue reading

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A Cup of Coffee with Shame, Please

Barb and I were chatting over coffee after working out at the gym. She mentioned that actor Bradley Cooper, who’d played the part of a bipolar person in Silver Linings Playbook, recently won an award. “That movie made me uncomfortable,” … Continue reading

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Mad, Sad & Need Help

My brother is mildly retarded, yet competent in debating politics and straightening you out about pro football team standings. He’s an encyclopedia of 80s rock music and can pronounce the names of dinosaurs as if reciting poetry. He lives on … Continue reading

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