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A discussion of what it is like to experience mental illness while walking in faith. This is a Dark Tales Project Podcast.

A Light in the Darkness Juan Bacigalupi

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A discussion of what it is like to experience mental illness while walking in faith. This is a Dark Tales Project Podcast.

    Episode 13 - Envy

    Episode 13 - Envy

    This week, we continue our discussion of the deadly sins with a discussion of envy. 

     Proverbs 14:30: "A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones." 

    Mark 7:21-22: “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness."

    Psalm 119:1-3: "Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the LORD. Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts. They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in His paths." 

    If you would like to contact me about this episode, you can email me at ALightinTheDarknessPodcast@gmail.com. For more discussions of mental illness go to darktalesproject.com. 

    Next week we will be discussing greed and pride. Until then, be well. 


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    • 13 min
    Episode 12 - Sloth and Gluttony

    Episode 12 - Sloth and Gluttony

    This week, we are continuing our discussion of the deadly sins. We are actually doubling up this week, talking about both the sins of sloth as well as the sin of gluttony. 

    2 Timothy 3:16-17 - "All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work." 

    If you have thoughts on this episode, or on any episode, please feel free to leave me a message through the voice message option on the Anchor app, or by emailing me at ALightInTheDarknessPodcast@gmail.com. 

    Thank you for listening, until next time, be well. 


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    • 12 min
    Episode 11 - Lust and Attraction

    Episode 11 - Lust and Attraction

    This week we are continuing our discussion of the deadly sins with a brief discussion of lust. When is it healthy attraction, when is it lust, and what does the Bible have to say on the subject? 

    Exodus 20:14

    Matthew 5:28-30

    Romans 8:6

    If you would like to leave me a message about this episode, or about any of the episodes, you can do so at ALightInTheDarknessPodcast@gmail.com.

    As always, thanks for listening. Until next time, be well. 


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    • 10 min
    Episode 10 - Anger, Sin, and Mental Illness

    Episode 10 - Anger, Sin, and Mental Illness

    This week is the first of our discussions about the seven deadly sins. We start off our discussions with anger, and in this week's episode we talk about when is anger normal and healthy, and when does it cross a line and become sin. In this episode, we reference Mark 3:4-5, which says, "Another time Jesus went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath. Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.” Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent. He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts." We also referenced Matthew 21:12, which says, "Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves." 

    We also reference an NIH case study on anger and mental illness, as well as an NPR article about anger and depression. Lastly, I am including a TalkSpace article about how it is normal to feel anger towards someone with a mental illness and how we can handle that anger in a healthy way. 

    If you have thoughts on this episode, or thoughts on something you would like to hear about in a future episode, I would love to hear them. You can leave me a voice message through the Anchor App, or you can email me at ALightInTheDarknessPodcast@gmail.com. 

    Thank you for listening. Until next time, be well. 


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    • 19 min
    Episode 9 - Lent and Mental Illness

    Episode 9 - Lent and Mental Illness

    Since this week saw the beginning of Lent, today's episode looks at how the practices of Lent can also help us manage mental illness and help us avoid each and every one of the Seven Deadly Sins, which of course are:


    Anger,
    Lust,
    Gluttony,
    Sloth,
    Envy,
    Greed, and 
    Pride.

    If you have thoughts on this episode, or thoughts on what you would like to hear in a future episode, please let me know at ALightInTheDarknessPodcast@gmail.com. Thank you for tuning in, and until next time, be well. 


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    • 15 min
    Episode 8 - We Are All Blessed, Mental Illness Be Damned

    Episode 8 - We Are All Blessed, Mental Illness Be Damned

    This week, we are talking about why we are all blessed, regardless of the battles we may have with mental illness. So glad you could join us. 

    Today's Scripture:

    Matthew 5:5-9 - "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” 

    Job 2:9-10 - “Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die! And Job replied, you are talking like a foolish woman, Shall we accept good from God and not trouble?”

    If you would like to contact me, you can reach me at ALightInTheDarknessPodcast@gmail.com or you can leave me a voice message through the Anchor App. Until next time, be well. 


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    • 11 min

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