Posts tagged “Despair”
Addiction, recovery, and the church
A few months ago, my coworker Pastor Bill met with our city’s mayor. Pastor Bill asked him what the most critical issues in the…
At the time when George Washington was president, over 90 percent of Americans were engaged in agriculture or agriculture-related work. In today’s work life,…
Come as you are
The photo at the bottom of this blog is what I looked like after 30 minutes with a makeup artist who used not one…
4 kinds of sins (and the 1 God prefers)
If you’re going to sin against God, make sure you sin against him in the right way. Obviously, God doesn’t want you to sin…
Don’t Block God’s Blessings Compilation
Watch the entire devotional series from this week, as Pastor Jon recounts the little known story of Mephibosheth to help us see how God blesses us regardless of the challenges in our lives.
Don’t Be Afraid Before God
God shows kindness to us even though we don’t deserve it.
How to switch from reacting to preventing suicide
I met her at the airport. Within a few minutes, the woman told me, “I’ve been at two funerals in the past two months—and…
Saving Your Self-Esteem
How’s your self-esteem? Remember that your value and self-worth aren’t tied to what you’ve done.
Can You Help Those Who Can’t Help Themselves?
Why should you show love and kindness to those who don’t deserve it?
Take People at Their Word
What do you do when you think someone is lying to you?
Punished for Others’ Mistakes
Why do we have to shoulder the burden and weight of other people’s mistakes?
When suffering is unbearable
On June 2, 2019, Noa Pothoven died. Her death made the news around the world, all because of the circumstances surrounding it. Noa was…