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August 2007 Archives

Religion and Depression: God and Key Lime Pie

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After Eric read the latest story about Mother Teresa’s crisis of faith, he turned to me and said, “I don’t get it. All you religious types are depressed. What came first? The depression or the religion? . . . And […]

Mother Teresa’s Dark Night

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Back in 2003, Beliefnet’s Rome correspondent Father Raymond J. de Souza interviewed Brian Kolodiejchuk, the Missionary of Charity priest who is advancing Mother Teresa’s sainthood cause and the editor of the new compilation of Mother Teresa’s writings. Here are a […]

Mother Teresa: A Prayer of Light

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This morning I read the following hymn in my devotional, “Magnificat.” The words could have been composed by Mother Teresa, because, like her most personal writings edited and compiled by Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C., they speak of finding the light in […]

Feiler on Mother Teresa

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Fellow Beliefnet blogger and bestselling author Bruce Feiler believes that Mother Teresa’s crisis of faith makes her more human. To read his blog post about the modern saint, click here.

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When does reciting scripture become a symptom of neurosis? Or praying the rosary an unhealthy compulsion? Not until I had the Book of Psalms practically memorized as a young girl did I learn that words and acts of faith can morph into desperate measures to control a mood disorder, that faithfulness

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How to Handle Negative People
One of my mom’s best pieces of advice: “Hang with the winners.” This holds true in support groups (stick with the people who have the most sobriety), in college (find the peeps with good study habits), and in your workplace (stay away from the drama queen at the water cooler). Why? Because we

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posted 9:30:12am Nov. 21, 2013 | read full post »

Can I Say I’m a Son or Daughter of Christ and Suffer From Depression?
In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, we read: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” What if we aren’t glad, we aren’t capable of rejoicing, and even prayer is difficult? What if, instead, everything looks dark,

posted 10:56:04am Oct. 29, 2013 | read full post »


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