When Samaritan woman ran back to town to call everyone to listen to this Rabbi who she was convinced was the Messiah, the disciples returned to Jesus at the well. They urged him to eat, and his response was that he had food they didn’t know anything about. They didn’t understand what he meant, but… Read More
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Psalm 13:2, NIV Some things are hard to change: to stop one action and choose another. Once when you are addicted, it’s even harder. But there’s help and hope. Look on me and… Read More
God designed each one of us: our minds, our bodies, our temperaments. This is something to remember when you are mired in the quicksand of depression and hating yourself, thinking you are not worthy of anything. Bathe yourself daily in Psalm 139. Let God change your mind. Work with Him to change your thought patterns.… Read More
I’ve been there: in a deep funk with no energy and stuck in depressive quicksand. It’s not hopeless, there is a way to stop sinking deeper and deeper. But I’ll let Patsy tell you. Patsy Clairmont tells her story about her struggle with depression and how she learned to say, “Yes!” Her words of encouragement and… Read More
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine I couldn’t earn it I don’t deserve it Still You give yourself away Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God There’s no shadow You won’t light up Mountain You won’t climb up Coming after… Read More
In first grade, Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was told, “You have a defect.” “You have a mental block. ” “You will never learn as other children.” “You need to live with these limitations.” She couldn’t tell time. She got lost easily. She didn’t understand abstracts. She didn’t process mentally what was happening to one side of her… Read More
Samuel then took a large stone and placed it between the towns of Mizpah and Jeshanah. He named it Ebenezer (which means “the stone of help”), for he said, “Up to this point the Lord has helped us!” 1 Samuel 7:12 Happy New Year!