The Mangled Earrings of Joni Eareckson Tada

A great lesson from Joni Eareckson Tada, I once admired the earrings my friend, Ann, was wearing – they were square, smooth, flat, and made of gold. When I remarked how beautiful they were, she replied, “They’re yours!” Ann then proceeded to take them off and put them on my ears! Humbled by her gift, […]

What’s the Role of God’s Word in the Fight Against Depression?

SPIRITUAL BROMIDE OR FUEL FOR THE SOUL? Years ago, in a public venue, I extolled the value of wielding God’s Word as a weapon against depression. Before I finished my comments, a listener blurted out, “That’s oversimplification of a complex condition! You think you can cure depression by flinging a Bible verse at it? That’s […]

The Joyful Necessity of Dying Daily

“We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.” Romans 6:6, NLT “There are two things which the Church needs: more death and more life— more death in order to live; more life in order to […]

Can a Mother Forget? [Love]

“Yet Jerusalem says, “The Lord has deserted us;  the Lord has forgotten us.” Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child?  Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible,      I would not forget you! 16 See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands. […]