Yes, we should feel more for the prisoner if we knew more about the prison. Charles Spurgeon
Thank you for being a part of our conversation yesterday. Depression, anxiety, and their like plague more of us than we know. Many who suffer do so alone, further distancing themselves from a needed community of love and support. May we find ourselves growing in compassion and patience. If you missed our services you can find the sermon and testimony from Caris Snider on our website www.sjepc.com.
Caris continues her conversation at https://www.carissnider.com.
If you would like to do further study, the following are highly recommended.
- Christians Get Depressed Too by David Murray: A simple but systematic read on the subject.
- Spurgeon’s Sorrows by Zack Eswine: Another simple read, offering encouragement through the life and work of the great 19th century preacher Charles Spurgeon.
- Both of these books are worth the read if you need or want to explore the topic. I read them both as part of my personal preparation for Sunday.
- Interesting short piece on Van Gogh – mental illness and genius: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/what-you-can-learn-from-van-goghs-bloody-eared-self-portrait
- https://johnapeters.wordpress.com Read his first article for words about bitterness