For someone living with the many different forms of anxiety or depression, attending church can be next to impossible. We must start accepting the fact that as diverse as the human race is physically, it is also diverse mentally. There are many people who cannot attend a social function of any sorts, no matter if … Continue reading Church Can Be A Scary Place For Those With Mental Health Issues Like Anxiety, PTSD or Depression…
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
Is God calling you to start a mental health ministry? I want to offer you free advice and mentoring in this particular ministry to help you bring the love, hope, and strength of Jesus Christ to those who live with mental illnesses in our congregations and communities.
My family uses Medi-Share from Christian Care Ministry and I LOVE it! It is less expensive than traditional insurance & my rep always prays with me when I call in about my account. When my son had tonsillitis he received so many postcards from other members to encourage him and to show him they were … Continue reading My Medi-Share Experience – Biblical Health Care Insurance Alternative
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
Studies prove that as people are presented with the actual facts about mental illness and they learn these illnesses arise from actual biological factors, their acceptance of these afflictions as an actual illness outside of the sufferers control rises, and they lose prior preconceived stigmas. There has been an archaic belief within the faith community … Continue reading Your Mind Matters To God
In the past month I’ve learned so much about schizophrenia. It’s become an almost obsession, to figure out it’s idiosyncrasies, in an attempt to stay ahead of it. Elliott my eldest who has now been officially diagnosed as schizophrenic has begun to respond to his newly prescribed antipsychotic medication. The suicidal urges have started … Continue reading When Someone You Love Has Schizophrenia…
Many people feel called to the ministry because they have a deep desire to change the world for Gods Glory. Many feel so thankful after receiving salvation and being set free from sin they feel driven to share this beautiful life changing experience with others. Ministry takes many forms and each is important, yet one … Continue reading The Most Powerful Ministry of All – Intercession
Focus. It is EVERYTHING. Focus leads to balance. Don’t trust me? Try walking on a balance beam, if your focus stays straight ahead you remain balanced and it’s easy going. Look down, focus on the ground or your feet and each step becomes awkward and unbalanced. Stay focused on Jesus, don’t look down, stare straight … Continue reading Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing