Christian Platitudes and Spiritual Band-Aids

What do you say when you don't know what to say? When your neighbor's husband dies from a heart attack at 32 leaving his wife with four young children. When the retired couple at church have all of their financial savings taken in a scam and are left with nothing. When the cancer comes back [...]

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 [...]

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 Afraid

Do you struggle with fear? I know I do. I learned to be afraid of storms as a child because of the fear demonstrated by two adults in my life. I continue to struggle with this fear even after all these years. Fear can paralyze me in an instant. A little over a year ago [...]

Lord, I Need You!

Do you know the desperation of the words, "Lord, I need you?" A few years ago my dad was suffering with Alzheimer’s and my mom was trying to care for him. I would drive up to their house a couple of times each week to give my mom help or give her a break whenever I [...]

Freedom in Grace

Romans 6:14-18 "For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under the law but under grace. What then" Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means... But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient form [...]

Facets of God’s Character: God of Power and Might

El is the God of Power and Might. Our Omnipotent God. We are encouraged to call on God as our strength in times of feeling helpless or when we feel weak. Jesus gives example of this as He hangs on the cross when He cries out, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani." This can literally be translated, "My [...]