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Praying against Self-Harm and Suicide

Praying against Self-Harm and Suicide

The Lord has chosen you to be His treasured possession. — Deuteronomy 14:2 I first heard about the practice of cutting when our oldest daughter was in middle school. We lived in southern California at the time, and a couple of girls in her grade had been seen with razor marks on their arms. My

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

Hear the Applause of God

Reflect on God’s Word Ludwig van Beethoven stood facing the orchestra as the last notes of his Symphony no. 9 faded away. After it was over, he continued to face the musicians, perhaps wondering where he had gone wrong. Why was there no applause from the audience? Finally, a singer approached one of the greatest

My Answer Is Yes

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Go Through to Get Out

There is no way out of one’s inner life, so one had better get into it. On the inward and downward spiritual journey, the only way out is through. ~Parker J. Palmer1 Have you ever read the beloved children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt? It’s the simple story of a family who sets

Rely on Prayer

We constantly pray for you. — 2 Thessalonians 1:11 When Jesus was preparing to face the cross, He prayed. He told His disciples to pray too. My heart is full of sorrow, to the point of death, He said. Stay here and watch with me… Stay awake and pray for strength. — Matthew 26:38, Matthew

Friendship: God Made You Good

1 John 4:7-21 Psalm 139:13-16 Proverbs 27:17 Genesis 1:27 Working for love is exhausting to the bone, through and through. I can’t think of anything that will leave us high, dry, empty and brokenhearted quite like this hustle. We can spend our entire lives, every waking hour, trying to build our houses on insecurity, but

John 3:16 — Let God Love You

In 1997, the two-year-old son of Guo Gangtang was kidnapped. Gangtang is a resident of eastern China. Child abduction has long been a rampant problem in his country. Childless couples desire a son who could carry on the family name. In order to acquire one, they are willing to do the unthinkable: buy a boy