Depressed & Blessed

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Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. – Matthew 5:4  Why mourn? It is good to mourn because life is sad. That’s why.  The Story is that creation is good, but the creation separated from God is not good (it is fallen; rotten). So life is this crazy queasiness of going from exhilaration to nausea and staggering through numb phases in between (for most everyone; particularly for the attentive). I hear there are people who maintain their health, their finances, their relationships, their accomplishments, their spirituality etc. such that they …

The darkened hearts of hollow men and kingdoms

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Job 24:13-17  “There are those who rebel against the light, who are not acquainted with its ways, and do not stay in its paths.  (14)  The murderer rises before it is light, that he may kill the poor and needy, and in the night he is like a thief.  (15)  The eye of the adulterer also waits for the twilight, saying, ‘No eye will see me’; and he veils his face.  (16)  In the dark they dig through houses; by day they shut themselves up; they do not know the …

One Ring to rule them all

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A cheerful heart sees good where others can’t. Energy, more than metabolism, just rises up out of nowhere. The power of a good mood is such a rush. It is fun seeing people on FaceBook swing the world toward sunshine when something goes right. The status of a cheerful person is strength to the weak. But what happens when pressure mounts and the sun is eclipsed by the moon? There is a ring of power to rival the one discarded by nine fingered Frodo:  THE INFAMOUS MOOD RING The voice …