I’m Sad (April 16, 2023)
There is a Father who loves us – a good shepherd who wants to lead us to green pastures and beside still water and restore our souls. If you are struggling with depression one of the best things you can do is make a list of all the good things in your life. Check out the daily gratitude journal on the What’s On Your Mind page. You might need to schedule an appointment with a mental health professional.
The truth is – you are not alone, you are not hopeless, you are not worthless, you are not helpless. God is for you and is with you.
I’m Mad (April 23, 2023)
Jesus became kind by way of the cross, not the sword, not by imposing commands from a nation’s throne, but on his knees washing people’s feet, not by seeking the approval of the rich and powerful, but by advocating for the poor and powerless.
This is how Jesus still rules as our king today. He is THE PRINCE OF PEACE. And he wants to quiet your mind and settle you down; He wants us all to eliminate unhealthy anger that is poisoning our lives, relationships, country, and world. May we put down our swords and our unhealthy anger and be quick to listen, slow to speak … and take up our crosses and follow our King
I’m Scared (April 30, 2023)
When we look back on our lives, there have been some dark hours. We’ve all wrestled with sleepless nights where we wake up thinking “what if, what if, what if?” But God has shown us how to move from anxiety to peace. Peace is found when we stand between the pillars of God’s goodness and His control. That same peace is activated when our prayers move from general to specific.
I’m Fine (May 7, 2023)
The pressure to perform, be perfect, prove something to someone, be fine… it’s crushing. There is freedom in telling the truth. There’s freedom in coming clean, but that takes courage. Courage, for some, is being willing to quit saying, “I’m fine.” Courage for others may be finding someone today, someone you know you can trust and can share your burden with. Finally, it takes courage to steal the power away from the secret.