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I work at home, and although I am generally a procrastinator extraordinaire, I am always a break-taker. I can most likely find some expert to tell me it’s a great idea too. Today I was on “the facebook” and landed on a page entitled, “Deeply Fucked Up.” I was moved by the emotion expressed there and a little overwhelmed so haven’t looked at all of it yet, FYI. But the first few quotes I read, were expressions of deep, suicidal depression. As it happens, several people in my life have shared with me seasons of suicidal ideation. Not a joke...



I ❤ Elton. Feeling a bit melancholy this week, as I’m in touch with a significant number of people suffering under the weight of life. Abuse, addiction, bereavement, depression, discord, financial distress, illness, loneliness, resistance, stress, tribulations of all kinds. I am reminded of a group training I did a few years ago at my former church, on the theology of “shepherding.” It’s a term used in the Bible to describe the attributes of God’s ways with people. Psalm 23 is the most well-know for this imagery. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to...



“What do you feel like?” How many times are each of us asked this question? When it comes to the inner life, I have been clueless on the answer to this question for years. One of my therapists (yes, I’ve had more than one, I also go to more than one grocery store, so sue me) gave me a list of emotions and would make me think of a situation and make me pick from the list of how it “made me feel.” Now, sad or mad or frustrated wouldn’t cut it with her, she made me go one step...