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On Darkness…

It’s been dark for way too long now. In the midst of the tinsel, the food isles, the sparkles and shiny The darkness creeps. We smile loud and long and yet the cracks appear. The darkness lurks. In the debt, … Continue reading

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The black dog…

I have a black dog, a darkness that will not shift regardless of circumstances. It comes and goes, sometimes circling hungrily, sometimes shy and hiding in the background, sometimes as far from the horizon as the eye can see. When … Continue reading

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Some days are better than others…

It’s Friday night, the husbandface is marking, for now the boy is asleep and I feel like I should write some words on this screen before sliding into a small coma on my bed. The trouble is once again I’m … Continue reading

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That’s how the light gets in…

Trudging along the road tired and weary, my mind swirling with the usual thoughts of despair and darkness. The train of grumbling narrative chugged along it’s usual tracks. The same cycle: Where is God? Does he even exist? I can’t … Continue reading

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Acedia 3

It’s the final post in this mini series on acedia (which I still have no idea how to pronounce…).  Today we’re looking on how to deal with it and how some kind of recovery might be found.     “We … Continue reading

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Acedia 2

The second in my posting thoughts on Acedia, from Kathleen Norris’ excellent book on the subject. One of the hardest parts of this struggle is not being able to put thoughts into words, explaining my inner thoughts to people without … Continue reading

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Look deep into the darkness…

I know I’m not the most positive person in the world.  I’ve been worrying about this more than is strictly necessary recently. I’ve been listening to myself as I talk, worrying that all my reflections on my day are full … Continue reading

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