Beyond Blue
September 2007 Archives

Thanks to reader Babs for sending me the following excerpt from one of Madeleine L’Engle’s books, “Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art.” Madeleine was one of my very favorite authors, and I was saddened by her recent death. […]

If you’ve been reading Beyond Blue loyally, I need not introduce you to Larry Parker, perhaps my most, um, vocal reader. I was very moved by his comment to my post on 9/11 and Tumbling Towers. Like Madeleine L’Engle and […]

I was also very moved by Nancy’s comment on that same message board: [Your post] brings tears to my eyes as I identify with all that you said and the unspoken words also. It is a deep longing and pain […]

Thanks to reader Sandy Slaga for mentioning this podcast called “The Soul in Depression” that you can hear by going to the American Public Media’s series, “Speaking of Faith,” by clicking here. Here’s a description of the podcast that you […]

Dear God, I used the hate the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Almost as much as I hate the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16). Because it’s unfair. Here I am, trying to do everything right and […]

I found this beautiful passage in Henry Nouwen’s book “Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith“: The deeper meaning of the “return of the prodigal son” is the return to God’s womb, the return to the very origins […]

My friend, Fr. Jim Martin split hairs with Stephen Colbert regarding Mother Teresa’s crisis of faith. I’m so proud of him! Click here to view his appearance.

A few months back, I started a series of interviews called “How Do You Move Beyond Blue?” Well, apparently my readers were moving beyond blue better than I was because I sort of hit a rough spot and forgot about […]

Thanks to James at Finding Optimism, I found PsychCentral’s 2007 Best of the Web Blog for Bipolar Disorder. John M. Grohol, Psy.D. has been indexing and reviewing online reources since 1991. In 1995 began awarding Web awards to exceptional […]

James at “Finding Optimism” lists his own top five blogs on depression. I berated him about not including Beyond Blue on his list, and he insisted that the list was compiled BEFORE he checked out Beyond Blue. I believe him […]