When we boil things down to survival, our perspective crystallizes. Continue reading They had nowhere else to go
The tradition in the Galloway home on Christmas Eve is to watch two seasonal films before retiring. One of those might be “A Christmas Carol” (either the Muppet or Patrick Stewart version), or it might be “Christmas with the Kranks,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” “The Family Man,” or even “The Grinch.” But each year, without fail, the second film we watch is Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” starring James Stewart. We began with a very cheap DVD of it and have finally progressed to the colourised version. Continue reading “It would be better if I had never been born”
Without a doubt, the reasons for disgruntlement with life are as varied as people’s perspectives and experiences. Nevertheless, dissatisfaction arises from a common ground. Continue reading “Dissatisfaction with life”
“How are you?” For this seemingly innocuous question, there is an expected answer. Anything else is met with incredulity, followed by stunned silence, followed by avoidance. There may be a few perfunctory phrases in between, but the end result is almost always avoidance.
This is why we are so often shocked when a “happy” or “funny” person like Robin Williams exits this charade so tragically.
“I’m fine!” You had better be ready with this answer, because anything else is unacceptable in polite society. I say this almost in jest, although truly it is not funny. Continue reading ““I’m fine””
What to do when the load gets heavy? Continue reading Overwhelmed
Of all the self-inflicted wounds, mental injuries resulting from negative thoughts vie for the worst. The hand-ringers, the finger-pointers, the sour pusses, the chicken littles, all have one thing in common: their very own thoughts keep them from enjoying life, God, blessings and peace. Continue reading A Continual Feast
Why do Christians fear their brethren finding out about their mental illnesses? Continue reading Christians and Mental Illness