Back from the Edge

We all have our daily battles. For some of us they are all consuming and require every ounce of energy we have. Lately, I’ve been battling the effects of medication used to control the hallucinations I have. I’ve had hallucinations in one form or another since age five. Initially, it was a boy I named…

Better Living Through Chemistry, Phase 2

Early in the life of this blog I wrote about the medications I was taking and that I felt that the Geodon (used to deal with hallucinations) was smothering my creativity and locking down my cognitive abilities.  (Better Living Through Chemistry) Since writing about how Geodon affected me (almost all hallucinations eliminated) I have worked…

Roots of Faith?

I know in my mind and have faith in my heart that Jesus was born, died, and rose in triumph over sin that I may have eternal salvation.  I also know in my mind and have faith in my heart that God is active in my life every moment of every day. Yet, my active…

Sketches, Reflections of Father’s Day

“Who needs fathers?  We all do.  We especially need our Father in heaven, who forgives our parenting inadequacies for Jesus’ sake and who enables us each day with a fresh start.  Just as the loving father in Luke’s gospel welcomed home his lost son, our Father will one day welcome us into heaven together with…

Better Living Through Chemistry

Words. They’re only words. Groupings of letters in a particular order that provide a visual representation of what we want to communicate.  So why can’t I find the words to put down on paper.  In the past, I would write 15 to 50 pages a day!  Now – I struggle to complete a paragraph. I…

Blessed In Exile

Here we are at the final installment for this series of postings.  It has been, for me, an arduous task of writing about very difficult topics.  My plate of spaghetti has many other strands that I have to chew through in my healing process, but after today we can sop up the sauce of this…