Category: Mental Health

Mental Illness and the Chemical Imbalance Myth

A lady looking depressed with sunlight shining on her face

I believe that what are currently diagnosed as mental illnesses should be seen as expressions of character or personality rather than brain disorders. The way in which we behave could only be described as a brain disorder if the reality is that chemicals in… Continue Reading “Mental Illness and the Chemical Imbalance Myth”

Spiritual Clouds

A railway line surrounded by grass leading to clouds

Good morning, friends. I have just been looking through my drafts and found this post which was written nearly exactly a year ago. I’m not sure why I didn’t hit the publish button on this one, but I like the way I reflected in… Continue Reading “Spiritual Clouds”

Words to Live By

A man with his hand on another man's shoulder. They are in conversation and smiling.

When I’m not immersed in blog-related activities I spend a fair bit of screen time on a mental health forum where people generously support and comfort one another during times of distress. The way I would describe it is that it’s like Facebook, but… Continue Reading “Words to Live By”

Hearing Voices or Hearing God?

A man praying in front of a dark wooden wall

Have you ever heard a Christian say, “God placed it on my heart” to do such and such? Let’s take a brief look at what a statement like this might mean, and what it says about the relationship between God and human beings.

My Guilty Americano

An Americano coffee on a table with a book and some coffee beans

As a Christian and a person who believes it’s right to try to live in pursuit of holiness and to practise godliness wherever possible, I sometimes find myself experiencing moral dilemmas concerning how to act appropriately in certain situations. I believe that telling the truth is very… Continue Reading “My Guilty Americano”