WHEN You Fall

New years often bring resolutions for change, whether to stop a “bad” habit or to start a new “good” habit.   So often we start out strong, only to find ourselves fail shortly thereafter.   Thinking of all of this got me thinking about a familiar passage of scripture, found in Matthew (14:25-31a, NLT):  ... Continue Reading →

The Joy of the Lord Is My Strength

Written by Casey Johnson   Joy. We sing about joy often. Joy to the World. Ode to Joy. I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy.  These are a few examples.  We talk about joy. But what does joy mean? Many misunderstand that joy=happiness and happiness=joy. Sadly, with this misunderstanding many good people miss a wonderful gift... Continue Reading →

My Testimony (Kasmira Jensen)

Written by Kasmira Jensen   How much can a person handle? That is a question asked all too often, whether we ask it of ourselves or we wonder about someone we’ve seen a news story. The answer simply boils down to whether or not we have factored God into the equation. For me, looking back,... Continue Reading →

Sweep Away the Dirt

"I have swept away your sins like a cloud. I have scattered your offenses like the morning mist. Oh, return to Me, for I have paid the price to set you free." (Isaiah 44:22, NLT) One day I was sweeping the floor. My daughter, who was 3 years old at the time, was helping me... Continue Reading →

Pour out Your Heart

[separator top="25" bottom="25" style="shadow"] "O my people, trust in Him at all times. Pour out your heart to Him, for God is our refuge." (Psalm 62:8, NLT)   I believe God is calling us to a time of honestly before Him.   How can He begin to do a work in me until I am... Continue Reading →

Don’t waste the leftovers.

Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. That evening the disciples came to him and said, "This is a remote place, and it's already getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy food for... Continue Reading →

The Escape Plan

Our last post in the series on depression (archive found here).   [separator top="25" bottom="25" style="shadow"]   Written by Ginny Hannon   I thought I would never survive depression. One night, when I was in my deepest and darkest state, I sat on the bathroom floor pondering death, and I thought depression would finally win.... Continue Reading →

Fear of Blooming

Today, as part of the series, Beth has shared her story and thoughts about depression.   [separator top="30" bottom="30" style="shadow"]   "Crazy Chicken Lady. Depression Warrior. Chronic Introvert. Beth Biggers is the lone island of estrogen in her family of four. She married her best friend at the tender age of nineteen. She is the... Continue Reading →

Offering Support in Depression

Today we have a post from Ryan about how he offered support when his wife (Tanya) battled depression as she suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG).  [separator top="30" bottom="30" style="shadow"] [separator top="30" bottom="30" style="shadow"] Depression is never easy and often those not involved are also affected but often over-looked. When my wife was pregnant with our second child... Continue Reading →

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