I have thought for a long time now that people considering an intimate relationship with someone should ask that individual for character references.
I am a 62-year-old woman. I was born in Montreal and grew up in a western suburb of the city. I became a confessing member of the local CRC, First Christian Reformed Church of Monreal on May 15, 1977, so this year will be the 43rd anniversary of that event. I have two B.A.s, one in LInguistics and the other in English Studies with a Major in Professional Writing in English. I developed schizophrenia around the age of 28.
I like to paint with knives and I enjoy cooking.
God has allowed people to develop mental illnesses for the same reason some people have heart disease or cerebral palsy; it’s a consequence of original sin, and nothing they did.
For me, traveling mostly involves managing motion sickness. Still, I count my blessings, because traveling for many others living with disabilities is much more complicated than it is for me.
For a congregation to show agility in accommodating their congregants with disabilities means they cannot continue to do things the way they always did.
Élise was a bright young woman who developed paranoid psychosis at roughly the same age as I did my schizophrenia—around mid-twenties to early thirties. The two illnesses are related. They are both psychotic.
Since his behavior was not normal, some people assumed that it must have been mental illness.
In an episode of North Woods Law, Fish and Game wardens and volunteers carried a girl who had broken her ankle down a mountain in the rain. My roommate commented on the danger of hiking in the rain.
A few years ago my sister bought a board game titled Pandemic. Every time we played, we lost. We used to think we were doing something wrong. Now I think it's the nature of the beast.
Many people who read my blogs know that I live with schizophrenia, and that on the whole I’m doing pretty well, but last night a number of factors caused me to feel angst about the current situation.
How sad! Why do those agencies always assume that bad behaviour is caused by abuse in the home? You'd think they would at least do their homework and check things out before removing a child. ...posted on: When the System Fails a Child
As a rule I avoid fiction altogether. there is one series I watch only in the day time, and so far I have not seen any rapes taking place in it. It is a series about a police precinct and...posted on: Ob Scenus
Last year while I was attending the Conference in Windsor, I bought the book Prophetic Lament by Soong-Chan Rah, and the Scripture text that speaks to me the most is Lamentations 3:19-33. Feel...
Here in Montreal, the maximum limit for indoor gatherings is 250 people. Since our congregation is nowhere near that when we're all there, which is rare since we have housebound people, there...
Actually, I'm still part of Community Supper. The wife of the couple in charge convinced me to stay on.posted on: My Journey With Schizophrenia
Belated congratulations Terry.posted on: Terry DeYoung Receives Henri Nouwen Award
Good article Terry. I'll post it on my Facebook page.posted on: One Response to Racism and Ableism
I've seen seen see-through masks advertized, but I haven't seen anyone wearing one yet.
Yes, unfortunately, black people have found another wall to bump into. When prejudice alters the...posted on: Not Lacking in Anything
My mom took care of that by getting my cousin who's a notary to write it down. She's 93, so she doesn't want to be resuscitated if her heart were to give out, and we know about it. At her age...
At First Montreal CRC, we have been holding Tenebrae services on Good Friday for AGES. I don't even remember what Good Friday services were like BEFORE that.posted on: The Wrath of the Lamb: A Tenebrae Service