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My Third Principle for Recovery

My Third Principle for Recovery

Does faith help or hurt recovery? In my experience, it depends what kind of faith. In most religions, I would say there three possible meanings of faith. Faith as a set of rituals and doctrines accepted by members of a particular religious order. For example, if someone asks, “What faith are you?” it’s like asking, …

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The Suffering Servant as the Leper Messiah

The Suffering Servant as the Leper Messiah

My First Principle of Recovery is “God is for your recovery and healing, not against it.” The scripture I connected it to is Isaiah 53:3-6. It is part of the fourth suffering servant song (Isa 52:13-53:12). In the last post, I introduced the suffering servant in Second Isaiah. In the first song, the servant counter-intuitively …

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The Suffering Servant and Recovery from Depression

The Suffering Servant and Recovery from Depression

In the last post, I laid out the background that led to Isaiah chapters 40-55, often referred to as Second Isaiah. This is its own section that addresses the Jews living in Exile in Babylon. They have experienced the harshness of God’s judgment and humiliation and suffering at the hands of the Babylonians. But the …

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Exciting Announcement and New Blog Series

Exciting Announcement and New Blog Series

Welcome to my first blog post of the year. And since this is January 6, Happy Epiphany/Dia de los Reyes (whichever term you prefer). I have an exciting announcement. The original version called Dark Nights of the Soul: Reflections on Faith and the Depressed Brain, won the Nonfiction Category in Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Ebook Awards. …

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My First Book Signing!!

My First Book Signing!!

Story Lines Author and Small Press Fair, Anderson, South Carolina. Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00-4:00 PM. Anderson Main Library 300 N McDuffie St Anderson, SC 29621 I rarely use exclamation points, but an author’s first book signing is a big deal (for him/her, at least). I will be at the Anderson County Public Library this …

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