My heart was gripped with such sorrow when I read the news story last week about Pastor Stoecklin who took his life. He struggled with depression and anxiety. While it may seem to us strange that a pastor, who leads and teaches the church, should struggle with anxiety and depression, the fact is that 1 […]
If there is an emotion that is common to each person on planet earth, it is fear. I haven’t yet met a person who didn’t battle fear. Fear paralyzes us with thoughts of “What if….” Images flood our mind with worst case scenarios and horrors that we’ve only ever seen on films. To ease our minds, […]
Have you ever grabbed your Bible and prayer notebook, sat down, and suddenly felt you weren’t good enough to pray? Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve really prayed or read your Bible. A good long while. Maybe just yesterday you blew it and did something you know offended God, and now you feel totally […]
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Are you stuck in a rut? By rut I mean, a rut of discouragement, frustration, and negativity? It’s not hard, you know. All you need to do is watch the news and you’re already discouraged: discouraged by the racial divide in our nation, frustrated with the political environment that seems to always be only in […]
Without a doubt, the film War Room has made an enormous impact on the church and has reminded us of the importance of prayer. For many prayer went beyond it being rote words or a plea sent upward when we’re in trouble to being a well thought out strategy and a discipline that grows in […]
I’ve often been very surprised at how many people can quote Bible verses who would readily admit that they are not Christians. Amazingly, Bible verses often make their way in our everyday conversation, albeit sometimes not exactly in their proper context. Take for example Matthew 7:1, “Judge not that you be not judged”. How often do […]
Next to Ephesians, Philippians is one of my most favorite books of the Bible! It offers so much encouragement, challenging us to walk in joy and humility and reminding us to keep our minds centered on good things, not negativity and drama. And goodness knows there is a lot of drama in the world right […]