Category Archives: gifts

The Day Jesus Sang

“Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.”  Matt. 26:30 This is the only place in scripture where it was recorded that Jesus sang.  There is no question that He sang on other occasions, we … Continue reading

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Karma, Grace and Bono

Bono, on God’s grace: “At the center of all religions is the idea of karma. You know, what you put out comes back to you: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth… It’s clear to me that … Continue reading

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Choosing a Christian Counselor

  Written by “Holly,” “In my search for a counselor, I visited a secular psychologist, read books written by extremist biblical counselors, and had tearful talks with my own general practitioner. I wish I had known then what TYPES of … Continue reading

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Caregivers: Improving Your Serve

One of the weightiest issues of caring for a mentally ill spouse, child, or friend, is that it is so phenomenally relentless.  The disease is so unpredictable, in its intensity and its spontaneity.  You think you have the situation in hand, and … Continue reading

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Concealed Wounds

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.“ … Continue reading

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