Monthly Archives: September 2011

Why Are You Still Outside?

There are so many that are outside our walls.  Those blinded and confused by the Church and the gospel. People are for the most part not this blatant or obvious in their pain.  But it is what they are asking … Continue reading

Posted in accepting Christ, Bible promises, discipleship, encouragement, God, Jesus Christ, mental illness, pain, Serving Mentally Ill Christians, sin, understanding, weakness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Discovering an Intense ‘Agape’

by Bryan Lowe “Accepting the reality of our broken, flawed lives is the beginning of spirituality not because the spiritual life will remove our flaws but because we let go of seeking perfection and, instead, seek God, the one who … Continue reading

Posted in believer, brokenness, discernment, discipleship, God, grace, Jesus Christ, love, mental illness, Mike Yaconelli, personal comments, Serving Mentally Ill Christians, spiritual lessons, trust, understanding, wisdom | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

God Keeps Your Tears in a Bottle

I have cried many tears in my life. If you have never cried, you can stop reading right now. But if you have shed tears for yourself or for others, or if like me you have shed some without even … Continue reading

Posted in affliction, anxiety, brokenness, comfort, crushing, deliverance, depression, encouragement, God, guest teacher, Linda Kruschke, mental illness, pain, poverty, sexual abuse, shame, suffering, trials | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Anxiety, the Common Coin of the Realm

“God the Father grant to me, All my daily needs.  Why should I not to Him flee, “When all the birds He feeds.” Claudius We wrestle with amazing issues, they oddly seem like certainties.  That is part of their strength.  … Continue reading

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Mix Faith With Doing

“In the same way, faith by itself—that does nothing—is dead.”  James 2  Recipes are good.  I used to sit and read “The Joy of Cooking,” reading it like it was a literary novel.  I was quite fond about the simple … Continue reading

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