Feb 23, 2013

Depression-A Study In The Scriptures

"Nothing puts everything into perspective like gazing upon the majesty of the Almighty. Make melody to God, or listen to some anointed music: that's what Saul did, when depressed: he called for David, the minstrel, and the anointing on David's music caused the evil spirit that depressed and harassed him to depart. "
 Diane Dew

Feb 18, 2013

Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (original version)

To think that only yesterday
I was cheerful, bright and gay
Looking forward to who wouldn't do
The role I was about to play
But as if to knock me down
Reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch
Cut me into little pieces
Leaving me to doubt
Talk about, God in His mercy
Oh, if he really does exist
Why did he desert me
In my hour of need
I truly am indeed
Alone again, naturally

Feb 9, 2013


"a mental disorder characterized by extreme gloom, feelings of inadequacy, and inability to concentrate" 

The most important thing to remember about depression is this: you do not get the time back. It is not tacked on at the end of your life to make up for the disaster years. Whatever time is eaten by a depression is gone forever. The minutes that are ticking by as you experience the illness are minutes you will not know again.”

“I hit walls of past pleasure all the time, and for me past pleasure is much harder to process then past pain...for me the traumas of the past are mercifully far away. The pleasures of the past however, are tough...the worst of depression lies in a present moment that cannot escape the past it idolizes or deplores.”

 “It is not pleasant to experience decay, to find yourself exposed to the ravages of an almost daily rain, and to know that you are turning into something feeble, that more and more of you will blow off with the first strong wind, making you less and less. Some people accumulate more emotional rust than others. Depression starts out insipid, fogs the days into a dull color, weakens ordinary actions until their clear shapes are obscured by the effort they require, leaves you tired and bored and self-obsessed- but you can get through all that. Not happily, perhaps, but you can get through. No one has ever been able to define the collapse point that marks major depression, but when you get there, there’s not much mistaking it.”

― Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

Feb 8, 2013

God bless our Veterans!

(Personal note - one reason it is called Angel, is when the plane releases its decoy missiles, as is shown in several of the pictures, it creates an Angel shape in the smoke).
Listen to the words of the pilot and the tower, and listen to the very end.
God bless our Veterans!

Angel Flight

Feb 7, 2013