Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Acedia and Me

O My Soul:

I've been sleeping great, walking a lot, and doing some reading. Ah, summer.

I do recommend Acedia and Me: A Marriage, Monks, and A Writer's Life by Kathleen Norris.

God bless you,


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

World Cup Depression - Fading Away

O My Soul:

Decreasing my medication for depression is an action I won't be taking again anytime soon. I felt like I was wasting away. I felt distorted; raw; nothing. I felt frustrated; easily angered; short-tempered.

I didn't want to do anything. I did catch some of the World Cup matches on the tube. Disinterestedly surprised the U.S. beat England. Didn't care we lost to Ghana. Didn't want to get up but somehow kept going a little.

But now I feel human again. Not happy, but human. The medication has pulled me out of the crazy place.

And what emotion am I feeling? I'm now more than a little disappointed we lost to Ghana. But we have another chance at another World Cup. (Decreasing my meds is another story). I'm also feeling joy that I have such a loving family. They put up with much.

Hope in Christ &
God bless you.