On Being Loved More Gently [Disability]

Some struggle with mental or physical illness.  Some people don’t understand me and they walk away.  This really hurts, and so I isolate ourselves even more.  We might feel not only forsaken, but cursed. We may see ourselves as accomplished losers. But these things shouldn’t separate us from our Father’s love.  I think He loves “his specialContinue reading “On Being Loved More Gently [Disability]”

How Does Your Church See Mental Illness?

This should supply direction and dialogue on the issues faced by every church member. It is a great opportunity we have been given— to minister to every person in the Body of Christ. —Bryan by Ken Camp, Associated Baptist Press  — Living with depression — or any other form of mental illness — is likeContinue reading “How Does Your Church See Mental Illness?”

Standing 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 smudges and raindrops. She demanded to borrow my cell phone to find if the ThanksgivingContinue reading “Standing With Her in the Rain”

Preparing Yourself for Water Baptism

“Those who accepted his message were baptized.” (Acts 2:41)    “Repent and be baptized.” (Acts 2:38)   “Having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your  faith in the power of God.” (Col. 2:12)   Perhaps the most significant and vital decision we make is to follow Jesus Christ into the waters of baptism.  This isContinue reading “Preparing Yourself for Water Baptism”