A Failure to Understand [An Excerpt]

Excerpt from “A Firm Place to Stand” BY MARJA BERGEN I’m disappointed when friends and family who know me well say things that reveal a gross misunderstanding of depression and how it affects those of us who suffer from it. One person close to me thought depression was something we bring on when we feelContinue reading “A Failure to Understand [An Excerpt]”

Hope for the Hopeless [Joy]

12 “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Romans 12:12 Three things are critical for the New Testament believer: To rejoice out of a real hope, a deliberate endurance, and a prayer life that is unceasing. These three are vital for us if we want to be authentic saints. These threeContinue reading “Hope for the Hopeless [Joy]”

For My Friends in Battle

 “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6

Heart Disease

“The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?” Jeremiah 17:9, NLT We are the wounded. What exactly has caused it isn’t always known.  A death, divorce, depression and disability are great triggers.  Some of us are chronically ill, others are mentally ill.  We struggle to holdContinue reading “Heart Disease”