Category Archives: Encouragement

When you feel deserted

Do you feel forsaken? Abandoned? Deserted? There is hope! Continue reading

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Great leaders battle depression

Should the power of depression be more than ordinary, think not that all is over with your usefulness. Continue reading

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Normal sadness or depressive disorder?

Have we lost our ability to distinguish biologically based depression from normal sadness? Continue reading

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When the storms hit…

Truths to carry and guide us in difficult times. Continue reading

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Seeking and loving God

“O God, you are my God, I eagerly seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water” (Psalm 63:1).

Don’t miss two 90 second audio devotionals in this post. Continue reading

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Four servants of God who battled fierce despair

Four servants of God. Each one reached an extremely low point in life. All of them felt that life was no longer worth living. Continue reading

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When counseling others…

Consider some practical guidelines for being an effective friend when giving counsel to others. Continue reading

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My father always told me I was stupid

“I guess it goes back to the way my father treated me. He always told me that I was   stupid and would never amount to anything. Whenever I did something wrong, he would angrily ask, … Continue reading

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Advice I need to hear

A friend told me about a list a man keeps with him to help him keep perspective. check it out. Continue reading

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Feeling discouraged?

We all know what it is like to feel discouraged. Take a moment and consider four recommendations for times of discouragement. Continue reading

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