Category Archives: Depression

Depression is Not Due to a Lack of Faith

Originally posted by Pastor Benjamin Meyer, reposted with his permission. August 14, 2014 There are a lot of false teachers in this world and there always have been. One false teaching that Christians have always had to battle is the … Continue reading

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God’s wonderful deeds

Stability in unstable times or God’s wonderful deeds. The past few months have been unstable times. An emotional roller coaster of both good and bad. And yet, God… This Psalm is an appropriate reflection on this time for me. I will … Continue reading

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How long, O Lord?

The Psalmist wrote: “How long, O LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever?” (Psalm 89:46). For many Christians that refrain becomes not just a lament of the moment, but a searing reminder, day after day, year after year. “How long, O … Continue reading

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Book Review: On Edge

Kansiewicz, Kristen, On Edge: Mental Illness in the Christian Context. 2014 [Note: This is the longest book review I have written, but the topics are critical and the discussion is important for the church.] If someone is looking for the … Continue reading

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Who Am I? Reflections

I take this opportunity to thank my friend for writing the five part series: Who am I? The range of human sin and emotions, overwhelmed by the grace of God, the love that sustains. We rejoice in his story, and … Continue reading

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Who Am I? Pt 5

Part 4 (with links to parts 12-3) Forgiveness and justification were life-giving words to me. But the forgotten twins of guilt and shame frequently haunted me on my journey. Through the wounds that I have experienced and suffered some stand … Continue reading

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Who Am I? Pt 4

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 While I was no better off than them I knew that going back to a prison cell was not something that I wanted. So one night I remember laying in my bed in my … Continue reading

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