When did you last hear a message on “hope”? Hope, along with love and faith, are essential virtues according to the Apostle Paul (1 Cor. 13:13). “Hope” appears 121 times in the Bible, and 53 of these references are in the New Testament. Anyone remotely acquainted with the Book of Acts surely knows that the...


Will things ever get back to normal? Will the sun shine again? When will the darkness lift? Is it even possible to get through the things that I will never get over?  Scripture is not silent on the subject of suffering. The Bible is full of instruction with many examples of people who endured tremendous...

My Depression Story – Part 2

As I wrote in my first article, I found several practical things very helpful and as I’ve I talked to other people in depression, many of these ideas and practices were helpful to them as well… God never promised it would be easy, enjoyable or short-lived, but He did promise He would bring you through. I promise you, I am nothing special. Since God brought me through my depression, He can bring you through yours as well. You just have to keep going and not give up no matter how difficult it seems.

My Depression Story – Part 1

A sense of overwhelming gloom, sadness and hopelessness, a complete loss of desire for anything good, no energy to the point of feeling too weak even to stand up, sleeplessness, loss of appetite, feelings of isolation, aloneness, guilt and condemnation –coupled with constant anxiety resulting in frequent panic attacks….Not exactly the desired testimony of a saved person who is living victorious in Christ but that was definitely my life for almost 4 years. Did I mention that my husband was a pastor?

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