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If you or someone you love is battling cancer, serious illness, depression, grief, or loss, we hope these articles will provide words of encouragement and endurance for the journey.

Endurance for the Journey, Featured, Hope

Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. DANIEL 6:10 (NIV) Daniel knew very well that, as the prophet Isaiah had said, God is our Great Shepherd, who “gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart” (Isaiah 40:11). How His divine heart must leap for joy whenSEE DETAILS

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Endurance for the Journey, Featured, Hope

…darkness is my closest friend. PSALM 88:18 (NIV) (Words of King David) Shortly after I arrived home from a speaking engagement in West Palm Beach, I received a letter in the mail with an article on depression. I appreciated the letter. It was kind and gracious. But the article wasn’t any help. It claimed to be the Biblical answer to depression. It quoted a few verses and then gave this advice: “Force your mind into sunshine thoughts. Do this especially when your mind starts the ‘instant replays’ of old fearsSEE DETAILS

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Endurance for the Journey, Featured, Relationships

All this comes from the Lord Almighty, wonderful in counsel and magnificent in wisdom. ISAIAH 28:29 (NIV) I understand how Christians can be skeptical about the emphasis some people put on using a counselor as a substitute for seeking wisdom from God – the God who is called “wonderful in counsel and magnificent in wisdom” – but none of our Christian counselors ever led us away from seeking God’s wisdom. Instead, they shared with us the Godly wisdom they had gained while they taught us to examine our lives toSEE DETAILS

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