Category Archives: Serving Mentally Ill Christians

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The Stigma of Mental Illness (or, how we found dog poop in the living room!)

Robin Williams’ recent suicide has risen the awareness of many people. One out of five Americans will experience a mental disorder during their lifetime.  But, people can get better.  With proper treatment, most people with a mental illness recover quickly, … Continue reading

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How to Pray in the Desert

“Lord I crawled across the barrenness to you with my empty cup uncertain in asking any small drop of refreshment. If only I had known you better I’d have come running with a bucket.”  -Nancy Spiegelberg “Come, everyone who thirsts, come … Continue reading

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Harmless Doves

cyn·i·cal sinikəl/adjective 1.believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity. Contemptuous; mocking.      “her cynical attitude”      “he gave a cynical laugh” 2. concerned only with one’s own interests and typically disregarding accepted or … Continue reading

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Waiting Time is Never Wasted Time

“Wait for the Lord’s help. Be strong and brave, and wait for the Lord’s help.” Psalm 27:14, NCV Much of the Bible describes people’s interaction with God. Almost always they end up waiting for God to fulfill His promises to them.  They wait … Continue reading

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An Eternity– (With God)

18″ So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last … Continue reading

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