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Battling Depression

Anger, Battles, Death, Deliverance, Depression, Family, Healing, Love |

Job 30:16 (NLT)  “And now my life seeps away. Depression haunts my days.” Job was one of the most tormented men in the Bible. He lost his servants, his children, and then his health. Even his marriage suffered because of his unexplained losses and suffering. In chapter 30, Job is almost at his wit’s end in that he sees himself as mocked by others who despise him so much that they even despise his dogs. […]

Vision

Faith, Family, Freedom, Grow, Vision |

Proverbs 29;18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Habakkuk 2:2 “And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” God’s greatness begins with a vision; a divine insight that reveals His plans for His people, or more specifically, for you. When God gives you a vision, write it down! Paper […]

Faith: Praising Without Receiving

Faith, Family, Love, Patience, Prayer, Worship |

“David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth…the child died…Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself, and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the Lord, and worshipped…” 2 Samuel 12:16, 18a, 20a David did all he could for God to spare his and Bathsheba’s first son, but the child died. After fasting, praying, and lying prostrate […]

Recipe for a Healthy Family

Family, Love |

“…For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man…” Ephesians 3:14-16 KJV In today’s society, family has many faces. There are the traditional family, the blended family, the extended family, the adopted family and […]

Blind Spots in the Family

Family |

“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” 2 Corinthians 2:11 KJV Anyone who drives is familiar with blind spots– those places that are invisible to your side mirrors and you cannot see the approaching vehicle. Therefore, if you move to the left or right, you will hear the blaring of the other driver’s horn because you are in danger of causing a wreck. So you swerve […]

Domestic Violence – Take A Stand

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“No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what He requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 NLT Domestic violence is both a national and a worldwide crisis. According to the 2014 report by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 1 out of 3 women and 1 out of 4 men have been beaten or […]

Good Gifts from a Good Father

Family, Love |

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Matthew 7:11              Christmas, birthdays, and the beginning of the school year are usually times that fathers really step up their spending for their children. They shower them with whatever they need and want. Sometimes, there is too much of the wanting but […]

Making the Right Choice

Family, Serve |

“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve…but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15 KJV In our scripture, Joshua is portrayed as a strong paternal leader of not only his own family but also of the Israelites; however, even he recognizes that headship determines the destiny of any family. After leaving Egypt and crossing the Red Sea, […]

Behold Thy Mother!

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Then saith He (Jesus) to the disciple, “Behold thy mother!”  John 19:27 Many Christians are familiar with the scripture where Jesus is on the cross being crucified when He presents His mother, Mary, to John the Beloved to become his mother. Even on the cross, Jesus had a sense of purpose. In Jewish culture, a woman is to be taken care of first by her father, then by her husband, and finally by her son. If […]