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Depression: The Lord is Close to the Brokenhearted

Depression: The Lord is Close to the Brokenhearted

As a principal of a small Christian school, one phenomenon I saw from time to time was “cutting.” Students would cut themselves, not deeply enough to do permanent damage but enough to inflict pain and leave scars. I wondered why students would “cut,” and no amount of discussion would help me understand. Until I experienced depression. A few

The Opportunity for Great Joy

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. — James 1:2 “What in the world were you thinking? How many times have we said no running? I am just…” I’m spewing and it’s ugly and the words are so frazzled with frustration they fray midstream. I can

Life Is Short: Enjoy It!

How do we enjoy life? Each Day Totally We do not know how long we have to live, so we should live every day with gusto. Oh, how sweet the light of day, And how wonderful to live in the sunshine! Even if you live a long time, don’t take a single day for granted. Take delight

Overflowing Joy

But the fruit of the Spirit is . . .  joy. — Galatians 5:22 The word joy has all but disappeared from our current Christian vocabulary. One reason is because we have confused joy with happiness, and have come to believe it is found in pleasure, security, and prosperity. In doing this, however, we have

Jesus Specializes in Impossibilities

This week on Devotionals Daily we’re offering our readers devotions from Sarah Young’s many books: Jesus Calling, Jesus Today, Jesus Lives, Dear Jesus, and the Jesus Calling editions for teens and kids. After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down

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