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Mechanical Christianity

In college, I struggled with depression and eventually an anxiety disorder. Depression and I had been old traveling friends since I was in junior high, but in college, it became much stronger, to the point where one night I considered suicide. I sought counseling, and blessedly found a good psychologist, who I wound up seeing…

Words

How many of us wake up in the morning with joy? How many wake up and say, “Thank you, Lord, for this new day.” How many of us wake up with anxiety or grim, defeated dread? How many wake up and say, “Damn it, I don’t want to get up.” Many alarm clocks get smacked…

An introduction

May 2007. I’m standing at the fountain station inside the Lawrence Steak n Shake. I’ve been standing there, about four hours a day, for the past year, after losing my earlier job as the secretary for a manufacturing company without warning. My boss had simply approached me one morning, informed me there wasn’t enough work…