Category Archives: Mental health

Meetings

Yesterday I had a hard deadline and was able to focus all day. I met that goal and today I can barely keep my head from floating away. Our software engineers are in India, where life is nine and a … Continue reading

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Called to, part 4

Balky software. A vendor that doesn’t accept the only credit card I have. An incomprehensible website that controls access to work I must perform. I want to throw something. So. How are you doing? If I lived in community, the … Continue reading

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Career Planning, part 4

At my newish job, I’m still learning systems and processes. I always record the Teams meeting when someone shares their screen and shows me the Box location, the Sharepoint site, the Development server, the transfer directory, the template, the form, … Continue reading

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Career Planning, part 1

You know the background to your work life, and I know mine. Everything I think and do goes on while immersed in this mental world. The pressures never let up, but they are so pervasive and elemental, I forget to … Continue reading

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A Bad Bet?

The other day, I said that my father chose to be self-employed, but that’s only partly true. At a traditional company, he would have gotten himself shown the door, I’m pretty sure, unless he lucked into a really great manager. … Continue reading

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Skype Slack Teams Loud Empty World

At an online meeting, human cues are missing: the walking-in and the sitting-down, the sitting and the breathing, and the personal clutter (laptop, phone, notebook, pen, pencil, coffee mug, water bottle – some or all). Thumbnail portraits on a screen … Continue reading

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COVID-19, Mental Health, the Churches, and God

Friends, I first published a version of this article on April 17. I checked the original recently, and some aspects of the websites I mention have changed. This update should be useful a bit longer than my original post. Maybe … Continue reading

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That Question, Again

When the shut-down order was given in March, most businesses that depend on walk-in traffic had to freeze in place. Their income vanished and all they could do was wait. Now they’re waiting to see if reopening can save them. … Continue reading

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Whose Voices Do You Listen To? part 2

Did you listen to all the sermons? What caught your attention? What mattered to you? Here are three things that spoke to me: This statement: “Eternal life is to know God.” Is that it? Is it that simple? I felt … Continue reading

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Closer to You

I used to want to draw closer to You, and I thought that death would be the best thing of all, because it would carry me into Your embrace forever. When I was feeling low, I would pray Don’t leave … Continue reading

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