“Raise your hand if you currently suffer from depression.” This is the instruction that was given by the pastor, as he stood in front of the congregation. The sanctuary grew quiet. Hands began to gradually rise. People started looking around. … Continue reading Casting Out Darkness: Do Christians Get Depressed?
When I think about who I am, in comparison to who He is, it overwhelms me. I’m so undeserving of His love and kindness, yet He pours these things into me freely. He’ll withhold no good thing from me. As … Continue reading Thoughts of God
We don’t have time for anything, neither can we make time for something. And, we don’t have to find time for anything, because it’s not hidden. It’s right here. We’re in it. Sure these are just phrases that we use, … Continue reading There’s Time For Everything
We love food. Therefore, fasting can be difficult for us, especially if we’re not used to it. However, it can also be very rewarding. I wanted to share 5 tips for successful fasting, that I have found to be helpful … Continue reading 5 Tips For Successful Fasting
As I lay in my bed that Saturday night, somewhere in between sleep and awake, but right before drifting off to sleep, I murmured these words out loud: “I’m not much. All I have is a willing heart, but I … Continue reading What Good Is A Willing Heart?
In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayed to God three times, requesting a release from the suffering which awaited Him. Still, these prayers all ended with an affirmation that He was ready and willing to do God’s will. (Matthew 26:39-44) … Continue reading How Bad Do You Want It?
A lot of times, when faced with a difficult situation, only after trying everything in our power to rectify it, we turn to God. Have there been times when you have said, or heard someone solemnly say, something like: “Well, … Continue reading God Can Be Trusted
Leaving God to go back to the pleasures of this world, would be the same as leaving a feast for a hot pocket. Doing so would leave me feeling unfulfilled, unsatisfied, and downright foolish. Although I regret living a life … Continue reading The Lure Of Sin
You’re cleaning your room, and as you pick up the broom and begin to sweep, your eyes slowly turn, and look down at the floor. You pause and stop dead in your tracks. Your eyes widen. Sitting there in the … Continue reading Fearing the Unfamiliar
Has there ever been a time, when you were excited about something, such as trying a new restaurant, a new item, joining a club, or applying for a job or an apartment home? If so, how many times have you … Continue reading Believing A Bad Report