Day 691, Transition

  Transitioning from one antidepressant to another is my main goal for now.  Today is my first day without Imipramine since starting to take it.  So far, so good.  No depression yet or any other weird withdrawal effect.  Since I am on the lowest possible dose, my doctor said to take it every other day Read More …

Day 688, What Do You Do At a Medication Crossroads?

  Just as I was growing confident that my depression was gone forever, I learned today that my new medication, a tricyclic antidepressant, which is working so well, is probably causing an abnormal EKG or electrocardiogram.  Tomorrow, I will talk to my psychiatrist about the results of my EKG.  I am at a crossroads.   Read More …

Day 687, Do You Want a Long Life, Riches, and Honor? Seek Wisdom.

  “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10).   Wisdom   Wisdom usually comes with age, though not necessarily.  To obtain understanding, one must seek it and apply oneself to it.  Wisdom is one of my top ten values.  I hope I am beginning to get Read More …

Day 683, What a Difference a Decade Makes!

  “Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade”. Constance Baker Motley     After an evening of fireworks last Saturday, I slept until 7:00 AM this morning.  Though grateful for the extra sleep, I started my day two or three hours later than usual.  It is now past 3:00 Read More …

Day 680, From Thirst to Living Water

Photo by Jacek Dylag on Unsplash     Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:13, 14 NIV).   Unshakable Hope   Read More …

Day 675, Air-Conditioner Flood! How You Can Get To What You Care About

Photo by Luisa Denu on Unsplash     Flood!   What a flood!  Streams of hot water came pouring out of our closet ceiling, flooding the closet, hallway, and bathroom nearby.  Servicemen had heated a PVC hot water pipe, causing it to break.  They did not know how to shut off the steaming water.  They Read More …

Day 653, How You Can Get More Vegetables in Your Life

  “Vegetables are the food kingdom’s holy grail for a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.  You could give up carbs, meat, or dairy and still live a long healthy life, but if you skip out on vegetables, all bets are off.  The problem with the “eat your vegetables” message is that for too many Read More …