Category Archives: depression

The Inertia, [Apathy]

“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.” Helen Keller —————————————- As I suffer with manic depression I have come to … Continue reading

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Stand With Her in the Rain

“Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2, NLT By Lisa Schubert, Guest Author Samantha approached me outside the church on Thanksgiving morning with her hair disheveled and her coat covered with dirt … Continue reading

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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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