Saturday, July 25, 2009

Top Ten List

O My Soul:

Top Ten helpful hints for your journey to healing and cure from major/clinical depression:


10. Read aloud from the Psalms and/or the Gospel of St. John.

9. Take your doctor prescribed anti-depressant medication.

8. Run three miles.


7. Give 10 minutes per day focused attention on each of your three children.

6. Do the homework assigned by your therapist.


5. Stretch lightly for up to 20 minutes.

4. Debrief with your wife and then together with God about any pain you have experienced going about your God given vocations as His child, husband, father, pastor, son, citizen, etc.

3. Give thanks to God for the family, friends, and congregation He has given to you.


2. Take two days off per week from anything at the church (Monday and Friday).

And Finally:

1. Chill out! It will be ok. Your heavenly Father gave you this cross and He is near to you while taking care of you in the midst of these dark days.


1 comment:

  1. Nice list! May you be richly blessed in all. I gave up on my list and burned it --- except for one item: Marinate in the gospel daily. :)