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Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.

Photo taken by first-time contributor Chad Wise, a 42-year-old man from Ohio. Chad is living with bipolar depression.

About this photo: “One area that many people forget about is the struggle with faith that can often accompany depressive conditions.  This photo is a metaphor for those of us trying to climb the ladder to reach our previous level of faith (when we are well). Nobody feels more guilty about not feeling connected to our faith then the person struggling at that time. During these times of struggle, lean on others to pray for you. If you have the flu, you might not go to your church or place of worship until you feel better.  The same is true for those whose illnesses might not be seen, but are equally debilitating. Better health and better days are just around the corner.


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8 responses to “Struggling with Faith”

  1. Hank shaw Avatar
    Hank shaw

    Powerful image

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Steve Austin Avatar

    Oh my gosh, I live this daily. It’s better now than before, but I have lived this for year. This is truly incredible. Thanks for sharing and encouraging the rest of us.


  3. James Work Photography Avatar

    Chad……beautiful image that tells a story!…..en theos…..jasL


  4. Chad Wise Avatar
    Chad Wise

    Thanks Hank and James.


  5. karen Avatar

    Jacob’s Ladder! Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. autisticaplanet Avatar

    Your image reminds me of a dream. I find in dreams that things are there, but can be out of reach or order. It is a compelling image. Thank you for being an honest, real Christian. There is a lie out there that Christians don’t suffer, but Jesus tells us otherwise, and that He will be there through it all.


  7. Don Graham Avatar

    It’s as if you can read my mind. This is a short fused issue in my life. When I fell from grace there was no one there to catch me. This is a daily struggle.


  8. Cla-c Avatar

    Stunning Chad I can so relate .


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