Monthly Archives: August 2011

When You Are Scorned

“My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”  Psalm 42:3, ESV I have a vivid and clear memory of meeting this well-groomed gentleman walking up the … Continue reading

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When is Suicide the Solution?

There are times, difficult times when we are maneuvered into a place where we start to think that suicide is an answer.  There is a certain mechanism to it, almost an art, which has a limited “air-time.”.  But I have … Continue reading

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Should I Take Medication?

by John Piper What’s Your Take on Christians Using Antidepressants? In the end I’m going to say that there are times when I think it is appropriate, but I want to go there cautiously and slowly, with warnings. Depression is … Continue reading

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The Future According to God

“I say this because I know what I am planning for you,” says the Lord. “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future. “ Jeremiah 29:11, NCV “So that … Continue reading

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We Are Hated

“If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first. 19If you belonged to the world, it would love you as it loves its own. But I have chosen you out of the world, so you don’t belong to it. … Continue reading

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