I’m Depressed, Where Is God?

Welcome to our series called ‘Soul Care’.  Soul Care is about us dealing directly with mental health issues.  Today we will talk about depression.  But quickly, remember Sam’s talk on discouragement last week?  It was an excellent talk about how life circumstances lead us to be discouraged.  Sam said discouragement in our lives is a soul issue.  Discouragement is how our soul processes adversity, challenges, and trials in our lives.  He then gave four steps to help overcome . . . Read More »

Why am I wounded, how do I know I am wounded, what to do about it?

We want to start today and share something everyone needs to hear.  It’s okay to feel like you are not okay.  We all walk through life with that sinking feeling that we aren’t all together or we don’t measure up to who we should be.  That is just part of being human.  If you feel that, you aren’t alone.  For some, those feelings pop up now and then.  For others, they would say, those feelings define who they . . . Read More »

I’m Depressed About the Future

The Christmas story is a remarkable story.  It’s a story about the God of the universe who enters earth in the form of Jesus to accomplish one thing.  To invite people into a changed life. Jesus told us: “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick?  I’m here inviting outsiders, not insiders – an invitation to a changed life, changed inside and out.” MSG Luke 5:31-32 That’s what Christmas is all about.  God entering into our mess . . . Read More »

How to Break Depression, Sin and Control

When you give your life to God, you have spiritual strength, God places it inside you. For the Kingdom of God is not just fancy talk; it is living by God’s power. NLT 1 Corinthians 4:20 God has given you His grace to wash away all sin, guilt and shame [Galatians 3:3]. When you walk with sin and shame and guilt, it’s exhausting and defeating. But, when you bring it to God, God washes it all away to . . . Read More »

What to do when you don’t like yourself

Doug Bender, I am Second, testimony. Doug’s story is filled with hurt and emotion and confusion about who he is.   We picked this video specifically for today because we wanted to give handles to parents and kids on how to deal with our emotions. We want to look at scripture and see what God says about our emotions and how we deal with them. Today, our culture has elevated emotions and feelings and have made them more important . . . Read More »

Make The Trade

I want to start today by sharing with you something that is almost too good to be true. What Jesus did on the cross, for us, was unbelievable. Let’s read about it. By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us – set us right with him, make us fit for him – we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our . . . Read More »