You’ve probably heard Jesus’ saying, “My yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Did you know in the first century, a “yoke” was a metaphor for a rabbi’s way of teaching how to interpret and apply the Torah? Follow the link if you want to explore that a little more.
Brother B is replaying his interview with me from December 6 as a “Best of” episode on his show, “This is the Situation,” on 100.9 FM in Muskegon, Michigan. He said he chose this episode because he got a lot of positive reviews for it, and he feels it speaks to a lot of what is happening now in this country. And I would say around the world as well. What we have been through the last year has taken a toll not only on physical health but mental health as well.
Brother B interviews me about my book Dark Nights of the Soul: Reflections on Faith and the Depressed Brain.
There are three options to listen live:
- On the radio at 100.9 FM (In the Muskegon, Michigan area).
- On the “Tune In” app. They offer a premium service, but you won’t need it for this. Search for Muskegon 100.9 FM, and it should come up. If you don’t have it, you can follow this link to download the Tune In app from the iTunes store. http://tun.in/sfh1j. Or here on Google Play.
- Click this link to view in your web browser (laptop or mobile). Muskegon 100.9FM, WFFR-LP 100.9 FM, Roosevelt Park, MI | Free Internet Radio | TuneIn
And hopefully, I’ve given you enough keywords that you can find it on Google if all else fails. We talk about some of the principles in my book, how you can have clinical depression and not know it, and how I have been able to find happiness and faith in spite of a brain that is tilted towards darkness and depression.
And he made this promo was so cool.
Brother B, it was an honor to be on your show the first time, but even more to be chosen now as a “best of” episode. I’ll be listening again.
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Dark Nights Of The Soul: Reflections On Faith And The Depressed Brain has a cover. I plan to release it in July.
The book is the product of wrestling with God, the Bible, and my own demons of depression. (The demons are metaphorical, not literal). It is short, about 25,000 words. I could have made it a lot longer, but I thought people would be more likely to read a relatively short book. At this length, it says enough to make an impact but won’t be intimidating like War and Peace.
Whether you struggle with depression or love someone who does, I pray something from this project will help you through the holidays and beyond. If what I went through helps anyone find happiness and meaning for their lives in spite of being depressed, it will all have been worth it.
Grace and Peace to you.
The next post in the Depressed Christian series is called “Searching for help.” There is a lot of information on the internet about depression. How do you separate the good from the bad?
The latest post on my blog Fawns of Naphtali, the first in a series called Depressed Christian, is available now.
The second part of my Roots of Depression series
New blog post at my Fawns of Naphtali site. This is my first post on depression. There will almost certainly be more to follow.