Category Archives: Serving Mentally Ill Christians

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An Eternity With God, [Get Ready]

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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Harmless Doves, [Opting Out of Cynicism]

cynical, (a definition) 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 … Continue reading

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Life in the Desert, [Grace]

“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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I’m Deeply Loved, [and Forgiven]

“My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it.” ― Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel This quote rings resoundly within this heart of mine. … Continue reading

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Devotions, [Eugene Peterson, Interview]

Interview with Eugene Peterson Why Can’t I Hear God? By Nancy Lovell The musical group U2’s Bono quotes Eugene Peterson from the stage. Readers of the best selling Bible, ‘The Message,’ find themselves holding onto lines from his ‘fog-slicing’ Bible … Continue reading

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The Difference the Holy Spirit Makes

I like this quote. The early Church was all of these things: Fearless, happy, and very much in trouble. Luke wrote of the nascent exploits of this group of people in the Book of Acts, and while some believers will … Continue reading

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Quote for this Good Day

“I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.” –Mother Teresa

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