Category Archives: depression

When You Need to Cover Nakedness

“And don’t build an altar that requires steps; you might expose yourself when you climb up”. Exodus 20:26 “Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 … Continue reading

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Christians with Depression, by Dr. John Piper

by John Piper Does being depressed mean that something is wrong with our hope? Every Christian who struggles with depression struggles to keep their hope clear. There is nothing wrong with the object of their hope–Jesus Christ is not defective … Continue reading

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The Art of Kneeling

“Come, let’s worship him and bow down. Let’s kneel before the Lord who made us.”   Ps. 95:6, NCV We come directly to Him, with so many deep and ugly flaws.  We step toward Him, having lost every confidence, but yet … Continue reading

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The Blue Letter Version

The ‘red letter’ Bible emphasizes the words of Jesus by making them red. But sometimes we can learn just as much by which words he didn’t say.  I would like to submit to you the ‘Blue Letter Version’ of things … Continue reading

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Humility and the Broken Believer

“…they should be gentle and show true humility to everyone.” Titus 3:2 “Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is for me to have no trouble; never to be fretted or vexed or irritated or sore or disappointed. It is … Continue reading

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The Part of My Depression That Terrifies Me

“Must I then, indeed,  Pain, live with you All through my life? –sharing my fire, my bed, Sharing–oh, worst of things!–the same head?– And, when I feed myself, feeding you, too?”  Edna St. Vincent Millay The critical issue we face is … Continue reading

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This Special Place, Where it is Always Christmas

“This Gospel anticipates a world far different from C.S. Lewis’s Narnia,where it is “always winter, and never Christmas.” But the promise of the Gospel is that it is always Christmas. To be “in Christ” is to enjoy each morning as a Christmas … Continue reading

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