Roadside Assistance, [Word]

A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. 1 I look up to the mountains—     does my help come from there? 2 My help comes from the Lord,     who made heaven and earth! 3 He will not let you stumble;     the one who watches over you will not slumber. 4 Indeed, he who watches over Israel     never slumbers or sleeps.Continue reading “Roadside Assistance, [Word]”

All About Flawed Lives, [Hope]

“Accepting the reality of our broken, flawed lives is the beginning of spirituality not because the spiritual life will remove our flaws but because we let go of seeking perfection and, instead, seek God, the one who is present in the tangledness of our lives.“  — Michael Yaconelli The principle is sound. We let goContinue reading “All About Flawed Lives, [Hope]”

Condemnation Can’t Stay [Guilt]

“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 There can be no freedom from condemnation without submission to the saving life of Christ.  This is a definiteContinue reading “Condemnation Can’t Stay [Guilt]”

Ignoring a Mentally Ill Believer

45 “And he will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’” Matthew 25:45, NLT The truth of the matter is that the Church can be the wrong place to have a mental illness. This is a generalization, IContinue reading “Ignoring a Mentally Ill Believer”