Out of the depths

(A post from a Christian perspective.)  There is a lot in the Bible about joy. “The joy of the Lord is your strength”, “happy is the people whose God is the Lord”, and so on. Many churches today emphasise these “happy messages” and sometimes equate spirituality and faith with being happy and positive. But this…

Bereaved by Suicide

This post is a follow on to the previous article on depression, treatment, and the depressed Christian. Celebrity deaths by suicide often precipitate another round of public discussion about depression, mental illness, and the importance of talking about our problems and not just keeping everything inside. There are other topics that come out too, such…

Breathless waiting

Faith, hope and grief  (a post for those interested in a Christian outlook) It’s Saturday. Yesterday was Good Friday, the day we commemorate the death of Jesus. Tomorrow is Sunday. The sun will rise and many millions of people around the world will celebrate Christ’s victorious rising from the dead. We will greet each other:…