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Healing

Healing takes time. When hard situations invade our lives, we need to learn how to face and grieve our losses. This is not a skill we are born with. And well meaning people will often give you bad advice that leads to shame and guilt. The Healer of Souls is waiting to bring you freedom from the pain of grief and loss. We hope that you find encouragement and endurance for your journey here.

Grief

CONFIDENT IN THE LIFE OF FREEDOM: The Righteous Brothers

February 9, 2017

EXCERPT FROM MENDED: OUT OF THE RAG PILE, BACK ON THE HANGER BY DEBBIE WOODS (PUBLISHED BY HIGHERLIFE PUBLISHING) Christ has set us free to live a fre...

Grace

2017: Confidence in Whom?

January 6, 2017

For we who worship by the Spirit of God Are the ones who are truly circumcised. We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in ...

Anger

The Power of My Words

October 14, 2016

“There will be a time of Reckoning. Words are powerful; Take them seriously. Words can be your salvation. Words can also be your damnation.” MATTHEW 1...

Anger

Permission to be Angry

September 22, 2016

Go ahead and be angry. You do well to be angry – But don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge. Don’t stay angry. Don’t go to bed angry. Don’t give the...

Depression

My Cry For Help

August 24, 2016

Listen, God! Please pay attention! Can you make sense of these ramblings, my groans and cries? King-God, I need your help. PSALM 5:1-2 (THE MESSAGE) I...

Depression

People Help People

March 26, 2014

The Body of Christ is a big part of the delivery system of healing and growth that God has in store for His people. HENRY CLOUD (HOW PEOPLE GROW BY DR...

Healing

Changing Your Perspective

January 15, 2014

BY KIM JONES FOR THE ENCOURAGER MAGAZINE Changing your perspective is like looking at your situation through a different lens, like putting on a diffe...

Healing

A Good Attitude is Good for Your Health

October 30, 2013

A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired. PROVERBS 17:22 (THE MESSAGE) Yeah! It is about time! Scientists a...

Healing

Renewing Your Attitude – When You are in a Rut

October 30, 2013

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. ROMANS 12:2 (TLB) Renewi...

Healing

God’s Medicine For Our Hearts

September 17, 2013

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. PROVERBS 17:22 (NLT) One of my favorite books of the Bible is Proverb...

An Awakening from Brokenness

Who We Truly Are

July 30, 2013

What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. 1 JOHN 3:1 (THE MESSAGE) So...

An Awakening from Brokenness

Show Me

July 17, 2013

Come quickly, Lord, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don’t turn away from me, or I will die. Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning,...

An Awakening from Brokenness

Facing The Truth

June 5, 2013

You’re the One I’ve violated, and you’ve seen it all, seen the full extent of my evil. You have all the facts before you; whatever you decide about me...

Grief

My Dilemma and The Answer

May 1, 2013

I can anticipate the response that is coming: “I know that all God’s commands are spiritual, but I’m not. Isn’t this also your experience?” Yes. I’m f...

Discovering Who I Am

Seeking Positive Influencers

April 17, 2013

Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces. PROVERBS 13:20 (THE MESSAGE) With all the “aha moments” ...

Grace

Step Two: Aggressive Forgiveness – Grace

April 3, 2013

… with the aggressive forgiveness we call grace … ROMANS 5:20 (THE MESSAGE) Step one for me was to make a vertical transaction with God – asking God f...

Discovering Who I Am

Step One: Learning to Forgive

March 20, 2013

At that point Peter got up the nerve to ask, “Master, how many times do I forgive a brother or sister who hurts me? Seven?” Jesus replied, “Seven! Har...

Discovering Who I Am

Your Heart is What Matters to God

January 21, 2013

“God judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart.” 1 SAMUEL 16:7 (THE MESSAGE) I have learned ...

Discovering Who I Am

Face to Face-No Masks

January 15, 2013

Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a livi...

Discovering Who I Am

Maturing From the Inside Out

January 10, 2013

“Cursed is the strong one who depends on mere humans, Who thinks he can make it on muscle alone and sets God aside as dead weight. He’s like a tumblew...

Discovering Who I Am

A Saint Who Sins

December 18, 2012

Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeo...

Discovering Who I Am

One Comeback After Another

November 13, 2012

Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. PSALM 51:1 (NLT) Who am I? I...

Discovering Who I Am

Not By My Own Sense of Worth

November 6, 2012

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head ar...

Anger

Humbling Myself and Receiving the Father’s Love

October 16, 2012

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor. JAMES 4:10 Men do not like to receive. We like to be the giver. We like to earn e...

Depression

Me? Depressed?

October 7, 2012

Lord, have mercy, because I am in misery. My eyes are weak from so much crying, and my whole being is tired from grief. PSALM 31:9 (NCV) WORDS OF KING...

Counsel

Accepting Wise Counsel

September 25, 2012

The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out. PROVERBS 20:5 (NIV) I admit it – I did not want to go to cou...

Discovering Who I Am

Accepting Help

September 18, 2012

Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God— let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a pries...

Discovering Who I Am

Admitting My Weakness

September 11, 2012

So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in th...

Discovering Who I Am

Move On as a Child of God

September 4, 2012

What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. 1 JOHN 3:1 (THE MESSAGE) On...

Discovering Who I Am

Step One-Facing Past Pain & Loss

August 21, 2012

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: … a time to mourn … ECCLESIASTES 3:1,4 When I look back on my life – dis...

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