I just finished reading your story, "Love's Adventure." It made me stop and think of all of my blessings and how God has kept me safe and loved. I am Bipolar and prone to clinical depression. A very high percentage of BP sufferers committ suicide. At one time, I had written a note in my head. Then I told myself that God will see me through this rough patch and things always change, mostly for the better.
That was almost a year ago. Now, I feel better on new meds and I read a lot of books about how the human brain functions, Carl Sagan's books, the Tao Te Ching, written 3,000 years ago, and do not read my personal Bible daily, but refer to it when get that certain feeling that I need guidance. Reading the Bible not only answers questions, but poses them, as well.
Your story sort of paralleled my life when you wrote about your depression. If someone else, like a Pastor can be depressed, then I don't feel so ashamed. Thank you for your help!