‘A Drowning Kind of Despair’

“For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life.“    2 Corinthians 1:8 “…we should all fortify ourselves against the dark hours of depression by cultivating a deep distrust ofContinue reading “‘A Drowning Kind of Despair’”

Choosing His Kingdom

When Jesus showed up on earth the first time, I don’t think He did a very good job of meeting people’s expectations. In particular those who considered themselves the spiritual elite not only failed to recognize Him, they actually aligned against His kingdom. The ones seemingly most likely to see and embrace Him were thoseContinue reading “Choosing His Kingdom”

Grace: Be All You Can Be

“Grace is given to heal the spiritually sick, not to decorate spiritual heroes” –Martin Luther There exists a mentality among Christian believers where our faith will somehow grant us a pile of ‘nice things.’  This concept tells us that material possessions are a sign of His blessing.  If we just have enough faith, we willContinue reading “Grace: Be All You Can Be”

All in Your Head? [Depression]

Depression is a Mental Disorder, not a Disease There are plausible arguments for the non-existence of mental illness. But there are still people who declare themselves to have a mental illness. After all, being sick mentally has no physical symptoms; it’s not like a kidney stone or an inflamed appendix. One can only hope itContinue reading “All in Your Head? [Depression]”

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