Christian Living · Marriage and Family

The Painful Truths About Invisible Childhood Illnesses

Kids with disorders struggle. Instead of being treated like a precious soul, they are viewed as an inconvenient problem.

We must learn to be compassionate while also training them up properly—a challenge of Everest-like proportions.

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Christian community · Christian Living · encouragement

Invisible but deadly

He cradled his head in his rough, battle-scarred hands, breathing heavily. The accelerated pace of his heart drummed so loudly he could hear nothing else. Sweat beaded on his forehead as blood pounded in his temples. He inhaled deeply, attempting to calm himself. He was thankful to have found this temporary refuge, even if it was a… Continue reading Invisible but deadly

Forgiveness

The Flawed Forgiveness Question

Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”   Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.“ ~ Matthew 18.21-22, NKJV Can’t you just see the apostles doing the math? (Obviously they didn’t… Continue reading The Flawed Forgiveness Question

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“What It’s Like Explaining Depression Meds to Many Christians” by To Save a Life

Hello dear readers! I am in the middle of working on some upcoming blog posts for this week,  but I saw a great post today that ties in beautifully to the past several posts regarding invisible illnesses. I’m including one of the graphics, but you’ll have to click the link to see the rest:  … Continue reading “What It’s Like Explaining Depression Meds to Many Christians” by To Save a Life

Christian Living

Depression: What it is and How to Fight Back

Most people think depression is purely a state of mind. Are they right?

Christian Living · encouragement

Depression: The Big Conundrum

This is part 3 of the series “Invisible Illnesses.” To read the previous post, click here. The heavy beat of drums and the wail of electric guitars blared through small white earbuds. Her cold, trembling fingers pressed them deeper into her ears, attempting to drown the screaming and thumping echoing down the hallway. Another uncontrollable tantrum. A tantrum… Continue reading Depression: The Big Conundrum

Knowing God

Lessons from a Humiliated Pharaoh

This is Part 2 of the Series “The Effects of Knowing God” For the previous post, click here. What effect does knowing God have on your life? What effect did it have on the Pharaoh of the Exodus account? Picture in your mind Moses and Aaron in the court of Pharaoh… A line of foreigners,… Continue reading Lessons from a Humiliated Pharaoh

Christian Living · encouragement

The Number One Myth Surrounding PTSD

During the tumultuous election, I numbed to the cringe-worthy statements from the-candidates-whom-nobody-wanted. Then, out of the blue, Mr. Trump said something in total ignorance—and I was no longer numb:

“When you talk about the mental health problems, when people come back from war and combat and they see things that maybe a lot of folks in this room have seen many times over and you’re strong and you can handle it but a lot of people can’t handle it. They see horror stories, they see events you couldn’t see in a movie, nobody would believe it …”

Donald Trump, October 3, 2016