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Remember, worry will only tie us in knots. Prayer is the only way to cut short our fretting — to cut those knots of worry and care and grant us God’s peace instead.

Prayer Combats Worry

Prayer Combats Worry

  Editor’s Note: In 1964, Margaret Fishback Powers wrote poem called, “Footprints”. It’s become a well-known and widely loved poem that has reminded those who read it and re-read it that the Lord will never, ever leave us in the hardest of times. In fact, if we allow Him, He’s happy to carry the heavy

The Christian life boils down to this… Suffering, yes. Abundance, absolutely yes. We are loved by God! He has an abundant life planned for us even when it includes difficulties and hardships. Depression doesn’t have to be the end game for us. Come share your thoughts with us on our blog. We want to hear from you!

Abundant Life for All

  I have no interest in throwing unnecessary shade at the church when it comes to how it has traditionally dealt with mental illness. One of the things I love most about the church is its fierce commitment to helping those in need. Having worked for nearly a decade in the church as a teacher,

Are you checking in? God didn’t create us to leave us in depression and despair. He doesn’t want us to feel disconnected and alone. He created us for community and wholeness! Out of love and for family. Who do you need to connect with today?

Y’all Should Read the Bible. It’s Good Stuff.

  Let me tell you about one of my life’s little grenades that exploded because I wasn’t checking in with myself. Have you ever had someone do you dirty? (We all nod yes because duh.) But I mean, like, have you ever had someone just wrong you? Betray you? I’m not talking about somebody who

One Plot or Two

Editor’s note: Kayla Stoecklein is a voice of compassion and hope for those oppressed with the mostly-taboo topic of suicide. It’s a delicate issue, one haunted by shame and fear, and one that needs to be brought into the light of God’s grace. In Fear Gone Wild, Kayla shares her and Andrew’s story but above

Mental Health: This Is Not a Drill

We all have a lot of work to do. Most medical professionals agree that we are less than a generation away from turning the corner on cancer. But when it comes to mental health, the car is still parked in the garage. It’s a well-accepted embarrassment that twenty years have passed since psychiatry’s last major

Dig In

The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention. ~ Richard Moss Having written this book before COVID-19, I want to hug you, to pull you near and tell you that brighter days are ahead of whatever difficult season you’ve gone or are going through. I also want to jump up

Conquering Anxiety in the Face of Uncertainty

Whew. We’re all certainly living in uncertain times. It feels like every time I turn on the television or scroll through my newsfeed, there is an unsettling photo of someone gravely sick or a heated political debate among friends. Seeing the constant stream of upsetting stories, unprecedented health warnings, and watching buildings destroyed in my

Why Does God Allow Mental Illness?

And what is the purpose of suffering? I once worked with a man who started limping around the office one day. He had tripped during a recent half-marathon and thought his ankle was just taking longer than usual to recover. But then he started to trip when walking down the hallway and couldn’t keep his

Let’s start the day with the Lord! Even while waking, we can turn our attention to God and say, “Good morning, Father. I trust You with today. Help me to follow You. Thank You for being with me every moment.” How do you begin your days?

In the Morning When I Rise

  As you get out of bed in the morning, be aware of My Presence with you. You may not be thinking clearly yet, but I am. Your early morning thoughts tend to be anxious ones until you get connected with Me. Invite Me into your thoughts by whispering My Name. Suddenly your day brightens

God’s Peace: We can’t be with everyone we love; we can’t be there for those in the hospital; we can’t visit with ones we expected to see. The Lord knows and He has compassion for our pain. Let’s ask Him to fill us in the meantime.

God’s Peace for When You are Missing a Loved One

  Missing a loved one is a very lonely feeling. The only thing to really resolve the ache of loneliness is to actually see the person you’re missing. But many times, it’s not that easy. You may miss your mother who passed away last year, your daughter studying abroad, or your husband on a long

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