Author Archives: Pastor Bryan Lowe

About Pastor Bryan Lowe

A repentant rascal with definite issues, but who is seeking to be authentic in his faith to Jesus Christ. An avid reader and a hopeful writer. Husband and father. A pastor and Bible teacher. A brain tumor survivor. Diagnosed with clinical depression, epilepsy and now disabled. Enjoys life, such as it is, in Alaska.

Being Sick

“So Miriam was kept outside the camp for seven days, and the people waited until she was brought back before they traveled again.” Numbers 12:15 To be numbered among the chronically ill often can mean a transition into frustration. We … Continue reading

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Understanding Schizophrenia

Symptoms By Mayo Clinic staff There are several types of schizophrenia, so signs and symptoms vary. In general, schizophrenia symptoms include: Beliefs not based on reality (delusions), such as the belief that there’s a conspiracy against you Seeing or hearing … Continue reading

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When Our Troubles Help Us Find Jesus

“When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death”. John 4:47 Without his troubles, it would be highly improbable … Continue reading

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Assurance of Salvation for the Mentally Ill

 So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” 16 For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste Your Sorrows

  “These little troubles are getting us ready for an eternal glory that will make all our troubles seem like nothing.” 2 Cor. 4:17, CEV “Before God could bring me to this place He has broken me a thousand times.”                                    … Continue reading

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A Charlie Brown Kind of a Depression

As we wrestle with our embedded issues, we realize that the battle is in largely inside of us.  The last few days have been very hard, and I have a dark presence pressing on me; there is a subsequent reaction in … Continue reading

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When Anxiety Becomes An Issue

“ Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” Matthew 6:27, NLT “And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the span of his life?” … Continue reading

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