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Life’s Challenges

You are not defeated

Do you ever feel defeated before you even get out of bed? The headlines from the day before or struggles of friends and families,…

Life’s Challenges

Why do I keep overeating?

In grade school, I was the fat kid. I don’t know how else to say it, but I was the catcher from the movie…

Taboo

The truth is, my life is messy too

A couple months ago, I interviewed two women who had abortions. The particulars of each pregnancy—that neither were married, neither father wanted the pregnancy…

Who is God?

Fully present

There’s nothing quite like having someone’s full attention. They’re present. They’re listening. They have their phone put away, and their eyes are focused on…

Taboo

The path to true healing goes through Christ

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the…

Taboo

Reach out in love to help those impacted by abuse

“In you, LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your…

Depression & Anxiety

Anxiety and Depression: Where Is the Bible’s Comfort?

It seems depression and anxiety are on the rise, especially with the COVID pandemic. What portions of the Bible can we point people—especially teens—to? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you. Pastor Mike mentions the sermon he preached on depression. You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/ly_EWZvzFqo

Living My Faith

The sum of our lives

I don’t think I’m clinically depressed because I only feel sad in months that have an “r” in their names. I think it relates…

Life’s Challenges

The prayer of a struggling believer

Father, I’m struggling right now. My heart is heavy, and I don’t even fully understand what I’m feeling. I know I’ve messed up. I’ve…

Depression & Anxiety

Unload your worries

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). Most of us have heard this verse many times. Personally,…

Depression & Anxiety

Keep an eye on your neighbor

Just a few days before Thanksgiving, one state’s governor faced severe backlash when she suggested that people should keep an eye on their neighbors—and…

Depression & Anxiety

God’s To-Do List for Depression

When we’re depressed, sometimes we naively think that if we just go to church, just sing the right song, or just say the right prayer, our depression will go away. But God’s to-do list for depression isn’t something he’s commanding us to do; it’s something he himself is getting done. Pastor Mike looks to a 3,000-year-old psalm to find how God is helping.