Posts in Church
Let Your Hunger Lead You to Hope

When was the last time you felt really hungry?

You probably didn’t think about what was happening in your body, but you certainly experienced the symptoms. Your brain, which monitors the hormone levels and nutrients in your bloodstream, recognized it was time for a refill. Your hypothalamus—your body’s control room—put out a general alert and started telling you eat. Your stomach felt empty, you started feeling pangs and might have heard some growling sounds. As your body worked hard to get your attention, you began thinking about food.

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2 Ways to Understand God's Comfort for Depression, Anxiety, and any challenge

What does the "God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles" look like as we journey through mental health challenges? While I don't claim to know the fullness of comfort, here are a couple of ideas of what comfort can mean for us and how to comfort others. 

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4 Ways to Understand the Mind of Christ in Depression or Anxiety

"WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST" - 1 CORINTHIANS 2:16

What does it mean to have the MIND of Christ, but struggle with a MENTAL illness? Let's review four keys to discover an encouraging Biblical perspective that relates to depression, anxiety, and other mental health stressors. 

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Why I Brought Mental Health Support Groups to Our Church

If you are reading this article then most likely you have a passion, burden or possibly a curiosity about mental health and the role the church can play in effectively caring for those affected by a mental health disorder.

The following are a few reasons why I got involved and took action to launch mental health support groups at our church.

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What the Bible Says about Depression & Anxiety

“Fight the good fight of faith, take hold of the eternal life to which you were called …” 1 Timothy 6:12

I have heard this scripture sometimes used as motivating counsel for people struggling with depression, anxiety and other life challenges. The premise is that life is a constant "spiritual battle" and we need to stay alert and motivated so "the enemy" doesn't destroy our lives. Other times I've heard this used to "fight" for new breakthroughs in your life. 

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31 Days, 31 Ways 2 Pray 4 Families

Families who walk alongside their loved ones in the labyrinths of mental illnesses are often hesitant to ask for prayer. They might feel others will judge them or their loved one, offer uninformed advice or initiate the gossip chain. But friends who observe or are aware of their journey don’t necessarily need specific details to pray effectively.

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