I just wanted to briefly let all those that have followed my son's story and prayed for him, that he was released on August 15, and has come home to West Virginia to live with me. We are in a season of healing right now. The prayers, the letters, the thoughts, and well wishes, the … Continue reading Elliott Has Come Home!
We live in a busy world that makes you feel irresponsible if you take a day off to rest. Our work week has consumed Sundays to make the non-stop selling of goods more important than what is actually "good" for us. Remember when we were younger and we were exploding with energy, that as we … Continue reading Take The Time To Rest…
As a Pastor, you have a charge given to you by God, to attend to his people. Caring for their needs and guiding them through life on the solid foundation of the Word of God, is the calling that has been placed upon your heart. You are to care for God's people, shepherding them lovingly … Continue reading Mental Health & Your Congregation: Why It Should Matter To You
There are two facts you can take absolute comfort in. Fact number one, you are never alone. God is always with you, and if you are a child of God, He is inside you experiencing these feelings first hand. He is always there. And fact number two, He understands completely. Jesus Christ humbled Himself by coming to earth and putting on this flesh suit so that he could experience being in the flesh first hand. Why? So that we could have a High Priest who not only had sympathy for us, BUT even deeper, He has something even more powerful - empathy. He literally strapped on our earthly shoes and walked a mile in them. He knows what we are going through. He knows what emotional pain feels like. He didn't have to do that, but he did...because He loves us and desired to understand us with actual empathy.
Many of us wake up every day and thank God for the healthy body he has given us. Many of us do not even think about the fact that we have been blessed with a sound mind as well. We often take this very important point of wellness for granted. For over 10 million people … Continue reading Empathy For Those With A Mental Illness
Below you will find several books written from a Christian faith perspective on the subject of mental health. I recommend each and every one of these books. Some deal with personal issues and other deal with ministerial roles and their responsibilities to the congregation. Every book is well written, faith-based, and will help you understand … Continue reading Christian Mental Health Books
Being active in ministry I get the pleasure of being around all sorts of people. When I look around at these people, I want to find the identifier, the one thing I know that truly identifies them as a Christian - a follower of Christ. I want to know the one thing that anoints them, … Continue reading Body of Christ vs Board of Christians
Almost a year ago I decided to go back to school and pursue an education in theology. I had this burning desire to learn as much as I possibly could about Jesus Christ. When I signed up of course I didn't really know what I was going to do with that education, in a way … Continue reading Minister Means Servant
If you or someone you love is living with any form of mental illness I would love to offer my prayers and support to you. I hold several diplomas and certificates related to Christian Ministry. I also fully understand the trials that mental illness brings our way as my son is Paranoid Schizophrenic and currently … Continue reading Healthy Mind Ministry : Contact Me For Prayer
“Resolved, to improve every opportunity, when I am in the best and happiest frame of mind, to cast and venture my soul on the Lord Jesus Christ, to trust and confide in him, and consecrate myself wholly to him; that from this I may have assurance of my safety, knowing that I confide in my Redeemer.” - Jonathan Edwards July 8, 1723.