Beyond Blue
May 2009 Archives

Many thanks to Mark Brown of who is taking the topic of mental illness very seriously in his ministry to help the church be the anchor so many people need. He linked to my “8 Ways Faith Can Heal” […]

In April, blogger John McManamy posed this question to his readers: “How important is faith and spirituality in your recovery?” And he shared the results in a recent blog post that you can get to by clicking here. John writes: […]

What’s the difference between a dark night of the soul, as understood by the Spanish Carmelite mystic, St. John of the Cross, and clinical depression? It is a topic that has intrigued me for over 15 years because my senior […]

From A HELL OF MERCY by Tim Farrington. Copyright C 2009 by Tim Farrington. Reprinted by permission of HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Doubt as to whether you are in a dark night or “just depressed” is probably a […]

I was searching for health and prayer stories and stumbled upon this one from Beliefnet. If you want to learn more about the real statistics on prayer, click here for the full article. Here is an excerpt:   News stories, midmorning talk […]

It’s been three years since I published “The Imperfect Mom: Candid Confessions of Mothers Living in the Real World,” but the controversy over who is deemed a suitable mother and who’s not hasn’t change an iota.  A week or so […]

I found this interview with Ayelet Waldman on the amazon page of her book, “Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace.” Question: Why did you write this book? Ayelet Waldman: Do you want […]

I guess Beliefnet has another bad mom onboard. I was happy to see that Catherine Connors has joined the flock of bloggers here on Beliefnet. I was especially moved by her recent post, “What Makes a Mother.” She writes:  For […]

Scripture is chock full of “chill out,” “hang tight,” “I got ya covered,” and “we’re cool” verses. Among them: I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. […]

I have been told that envy is my least becoming quality. But what do you expect from a girl who grew up with three gorgeous sisters within three years of me? Cute junior-high boys used me to get to my […]