This three-part series titled “The Puritans and Spiritual Dryness” has attempted to explore how the Puritans battled spiritual dryness/depression. The first article, “Hope in God and His Word,” explored the necessity and authority of Scripture in the Christian life. Puritans especially were known for their high esteem for Scripture. We can learn much from them in our modern-day context of mega-churches and a “light and easy” Christian message. The second article, “The Sinfulness of Sin,” focu...
The joy of Christmas doesn’t end when we remember that Jesus is always with us. With His presence and peace, every day is Christmas…an opportunity to celebrate His love, His arrival in our hearts, His gift of eternal life.
Perhaps you feel just about as “lucky” as a lost dog. Hobbling along. Impaired vision. Broken tail. Well, you get the picture. There was a woman in the Bible who also felt like she was out of luck and had nothing to give. But then God showed her how to fill up so that she could pour out. Her story is found in 1 Kings 17, and it begins with a man named Elijah.
“ Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.” 3 JOHN 1:2 (ESV) Healing is a gift from God. He wants to heal your life, restore you and give you back all that was taken away because of illness … Continued
The thing about being down and out is it’s normal. It’s something that each human being has to experience. We may not share these details on social media, so when it happens people feel like it’s just them. But it’s not just you. Life happens to us all. It’s not the end. You may feel like you are just here. Just out there. The truth is you are not.
As a Christian, you know more than most the need to be there for your neighbors and ensure that they feel well loved and that they have a supportive community. Jesus was always available to help the hurting, and you can show others his love by being available too.
Do you wrestle with feelings of disappointment at the end of fun seasons like Summer or the holidays? If so, you may have Chronic Disappointment Disorder (or CDD). It’s not a real disease, but Heather has experienced it as if it were. Today, she tackles what to do if you feel disappointed at the end of this season and if you wrestle feelings of sadness or loss as you transition between the seasons.