I’ve added a link to a metapost for the “in the foxhole” series under “blarticles” in the sidebar. This collection of posts is a series I put up in February and March of 2005 as I was going through a very difficult period. During that time I was digging very deep to pull out whatever I could to help me get through it. The posts include:
Part 1 – Strength before Strength
Part 2 – Pain as Teacher
Part 3 – Waiting
Part 4 – Strength in Christ
Part 5 – Learned Optimism
Part 6 – Abide in the Vine
Part 7 – Practising His Presence
Part 8 – Avoiding a Monomaniacal Focus
Part 9 – Maintaining a Theocentric Mindset
Part 10 – Abide in the Vine Redux and Back to Theology
Some of these posts are kind of raw and not highly polished. I probably need to go back and shine them up, but perhaps they may be of some use to some.
Part 5 on Learned Optimism gets a lot of hits from folks doing searches on that topic and Martin Seligman and it’s a post I go back to a lot. I also frequently review the outline in Part 6 – Abide in the Vine, which is a brief writeup of a study I did some time ago on the koine greek word translated “abide” or “remain” in the Johannine literature of the New Testament.