5 Things Christians Should Know About Depression and Anxiety Depression and anxiety are on the rise. Here’s what we need to remember.

A very good article from Relevant Magazine.   I’ve been depressed, but I don’t suffer from depression.   I’ve dealt with feelings of anxiety as well, but I’ve been able to overcome both and not allow it to debilitate me.  I can’t explain why, but I understand how it can be debilitating to people.  We, … More 5 Things Christians Should Know About Depression and Anxiety Depression and anxiety are on the rise. Here’s what we need to remember.

Loving Needy students (repost from youthministry.com)

In over 20 years of ministry, I’ve had my share of “needy students”.  You can say I’ve been a beacon for “needy Students” at times.  To be honest, I’m not sure on my success rate in dealing with them.   There have been times I’ve been “sucked in”, to be honest.  There have been a … More Loving Needy students (repost from youthministry.com)

Ministry in the Years to come: The “Star Wars” effect

Another interesting article.  Even though I’m not actively in “ministry” at the moment, I often wonder how and where God wants to use me as I get older.  Then I realize it doesn’t matter how old I am, GOD is going to use me in a way i don’t comprehend, if I stay open and … More Ministry in the Years to come: The “Star Wars” effect

Dealing with Dirt and Hurt: When to Call in the Calvery (repost from Crosswalk.com)

This is another really good article.  After reading through it, I’ve realized that I’m healing from a “deep cut”.   Actually, it was a “deep cut” to an area that already had a “cut” that was probably infected, which just made the “deep cut” worse.   That probably didn’t make sense to a lot of … More Dealing with Dirt and Hurt: When to Call in the Calvery (repost from Crosswalk.com)

Mercy Me: Flawless

LOVE.THIS.SONG!!! The Message and video are amazing.   Christ doesn’t see our flaws, HE sees us as Flawless.  AMAZING Flawless There’s got to be more Than going back and forth From doing right to doing wrong Cause we were taught that’s who we are Well come on get in line right behind me You along … More Mercy Me: Flawless

Conversations with Peter. Stepping Up and Out

What happens when your story comes full circle?   You start a new story.   A new Journey.   A different path.   That’s what happened with Peter.  After 3 years of conversations with Jesus which culminated in Peter denying Jesus and then Jesus restoring him in almost the same way HE called him, Peter begins the process of … More Conversations with Peter. Stepping Up and Out

Why did God Sit Me on the Shelf: by Dr. Julie Barrier (repost from crosswalk.com)

So, this has been my question for awhile.   Just randomly found this article on crosswalk.com tonight.  I don’t like the shelf to be honest.   It’s boring, it’s frustrating for me.   BUT, I understand there have to be seasons on the shelf for GOD to teach, prepare, and shape.   So, I’ll be … More Why did God Sit Me on the Shelf: by Dr. Julie Barrier (repost from crosswalk.com)