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What Questions Do You Have about Mental Illness and the Bible?

By on Jan 23, 2016 in Crazy Grace Blog | 4 comments

Because I have a mental illness, I’ve spent time on many different Christian sites looking at the “help” they offer and it is downright shameful the types of responses Christians give about mental illness. From what I’ve seen, the last place I’d want to go for support for my mental illness is a church. I’m becoming increasingly confident that my ministry is to provide positive, grace-filled resources for people affected by mental illness. As a first step, I’m compiling a list of frequently asked questions. I’m carefully answering each question with positive, grace-filled answers from the Bible or credible sources in the mental health industry. This is where I need your help. I have compiled a list of questions based on common misconceptions I’ve seen online, but I know I’m not covering everything. I’ve only scratched the...

GUEST POST: Turning a “Shaft” into a Mine by James Watkins (@jameswatkinscom)

By on Mar 2, 2015 in Crazy Grace Blog | 2 comments

I’ve had the pleasure of working with James Watkins, a legend in the Christian writing community. He has a heart for God and people, with a dose of humor and a twist of lemon. He’s full of hope and humor, wit and wisdom, and my favorite: he calls himself a “threat to society.” So I’m pleased to bring you a guest post from James Watkins, not only because of who he is, but because of the topic. He speaks openly about mental illness, which is close to my heart because I have bipolar disorder. But mental illness doesn’t stop him. Instead of feeling like life has given him the shaft, he’s turning that shaft into a mine. Turn Your “Shaft” into a Mine by James Watkins Did you see all those commercials before Valentines Day trumpeting Le Vian’s “unique chocolate diamonds”? The only problem is that brown diamonds are the most common and...

Loved Back to Life by Sheila Walsh (@SheilaWalsh)

By on Feb 15, 2015 in Book Reviews, Memoir & Testimony, Mental Health | 0 comments

Loved Back to Life: How I Found the Courage to Live Free Sheila Walsh (@SheilaWalsh) NEW! February 2015 217 pages Available from Amazon in paperback, Kindle, Audible audio edition, and MP3 CD Audiobook. Available from Christianbook.com in paperback, ePub, Large Print, Audio CD, and MP3 CD. I read the paperback edition.     Sheila Walsh Found the Courage to Live Free What a beautiful testimony from a beautiful woman! Sheila Walsh reaches down deep to give us a heartbreaking and heartwarming testimony of how her rise to success was masking a deep, debilitating depression. Rather than admitting she had a problem, she threw herself into ministry for every waking hour—a very public, exposed ministry as a singer and then as co-host of The 700 Club. When it finally became too much, she walked away from a promising career and checked herself into a psychiatric hospital, despite critical...