Short Timers

“Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered— how fleeting my life is.” Ps 39:4, NLT Typically, we avoid this level of scrutiny.  Life is best enjoyed in a relative ignorance, and we certainly do not welcome the knowledge that life is limited.  We are […]

Depression: Take Another Look

Depression has been called the “common cold” of mental disorders, and one source estimates that it disrupts the lives of 30 to 40 million Americans. Depression is too complicated to solve with a single pat answer. Gary Collins, in Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide (Dallas: Word, 1988), lists eight major categories of causes for depression,* and […]

Rising from the Valley of Death

Christianity Today interviews Steven Curtis Chapman as he opens up about losing his daughter, their family’s arduous journey, and a new album of songs chronicling the path of pain and hope. Interview by Mark Moring | posted 11/02/2009 It’s been a year and a half since Steven Curtis Chapman lost his youngest daughter, 5-year-old Maria […]

Just One Step Ahead

“Life here feels like you were just left off here one day, with no instruction manual, and no idea of what you were supposed to do; how to fit in; how to find a day’s relief from the anxiety, how to keep your beloved alive; how to stay one step ahead of abyss.” Anne Lamott […]