We Need the Lord and Each Other

If someone asked you to describe the Lord and your experience of Him, What would you say? How does that influence your interactions with others and how you respond to pain and difficulties? Shadows are the result of something blocking the light. There are many things in life that cast a shadow on our faith [...]

A Look at Depression: Naomi

The darkness of grief and depression can smother out the light of any hope and faith we may have. The story of Naomi and her grief and depression is found in the book of Ruth. Naomi was the wife of a man named Elimilech. Naomi and Elimilech had two sons, Mahlon and Kilion. This family [...]

A Look at Depression: Hannah

A heart of desperation is what we find in Hannah when we read her story in 1 Samuel 1. Hannah lived in her home with her husband, Elkanah, as well as with his other wife, Peninnah and her children. Hannah had to share her husband with another woman and that woman's children who were fathered [...]

A Look at Depression: Elijah

DEPRESSION CAN BLIND US TO GOD'S LOVE! Elijah is another man in the Bible who suffered with depression. 1 Kings 19:4-19 shares the details of what Elijah experienced. Elijah's depression struck him after he had had a mountain-top experience with the Lord. He had prayed and asked the Lord to prove Himself as God and [...]

A Look at Depression; The Psalmist

Have you been in the depths of depression? Are you dealing with it now? You are not alone. This month I want to look at the topic of depression, particularly depression in men and women in the Bible. Each post will be centered around one person, this week we will focus on the Psalmist who [...]

Love in the Loneliness

“Until I find community enough in being with Jesus first, the entire restaurant wouldn’t suffice the aching that loneliness hungers to fill.” Choosing Real Bekah Jane Pogue Loneliness is very common. Loneliness is a neediness within that eats away at your heart like a cancer. Loneliness is defined as a “sadness because one has no [...]

Knowing Hope in the Heartache

“Pain is the most unchosen catalyst to an authentic faith journey” Choosing Real by Bekah Jane Pogue It is often easy to go through the motions in our faith-walks until pain comes into our lives and we know deep desperation in our hearts. Pain truly is the catalyst that sends us crying out to our Lord, [...]

Lord, I Need You, Always!

There is no truer statement. We are a needy people. My recent blogposts have narrowed in on our crumbling states of emotions that magnify our neediness before the Lord. I want to take one more look at these. Difficult times come up frequently in life and God's Word gives us so many tools to help [...]

Lord, I Need You, I’m Depressed

Sadness is a part of life. It is often related to or can be attributed to life circumstances, disappointments, or losses. But there are time of deep sadness or even depression that can really knock you down. I went through a very deep depression a number of years ago. It was a time of darkness [...]