Category Archives: healing

My weapon of choice against depression

Depression: probably the most common mental illness today. “Mental,” as if depression is just in your head, affecting your thoughts. And, of course, it affects all your thoughts. It becomes your thoughts until you can’t tell the difference between what … Continue reading

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The Clown Who Lost His Nose

Once there was a little clown named Chuckles who liked to laugh and tell jokes all the time. He was very silly and everyone liked him because he made them laugh, and everyone loved to laugh. He even had a … Continue reading

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Sometimes giving up is the only hope

I’ve been feeling rather resentful lately, struggling with a bunch of petty crap. Really, my life isn’t so bad. I live in a great city, with good friends and a job that pays well. The only suffering I experience is … Continue reading

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The Heart is NOT GUILTY

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” – the Bible (Jeremiah 17:9) I was taught this from a young age. I was taught to suspect my own heart of all kinds of evil. … Continue reading

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Coming home

A couple thousand years ago, a great spiritual teacher told a story about a young man leaving home, and it went something like this: There’s a wealthy family, with a prosperous enterprise, and it seems like everything is going well. … Continue reading

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Meaning

A few days ago, Mustard and his pregnant wife Moon (nicknames) were in a terrible car accident. First they lost the baby. The trauma team at the hospital managed to keep Moon alive for a few days. A loving community … Continue reading

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Do you want to be healed?

Three buddies are sitting at the bar one Friday afternoon, and in walks Jesus Christ. “Hey, it’s Jesus!” Mike says, as Bob and Larry turn around to look. “Hey, why don’t you join us?” Jesus walks over and takes a … Continue reading

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