How About This on Your Gravestone?

Reading with the Pastor  Mark 7  and  Psalm 42-43 Today’s readings are sobering and exciting. The Pharisees continue to fight the teaching and ministry of Christ. Even though they have the Scripture, they don’t understand it. Nevertheless, a Gentile woman expresses faith in Christ and a desire to receive His blessing and healing for her … More How About This on Your Gravestone?

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You’re Not Crazy, Just a Wee Bit Depressed

Thursday is for Spiritual Formation On September 12, 2012, Pastor Ray Ortlund, under the title You’re Not Crazy, posted the following open letter to pastors on the Gospel Coalition website. I’ve changed the title and added a postscript. My brother pastor, It’s Monday morning.  Yesterday you gave your all.  You’re spent.  You’re depressed.  You’re drinking … More You’re Not Crazy, Just a Wee Bit Depressed

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For Those Whose Faith Sometimes Falters

Wednesday is for Prayer My friend Miguel Labrador, missionary in the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest put a link up on Facebook a couple of days ago that included this magnificent quote from Charles Spurgeon. Faith and periodic doubt, sometimes deep soul-devouring doubt are not mutually exclusive, especially when we contrast our need for the gospel and … More For Those Whose Faith Sometimes Falters

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Beating Back Depression and Desperation

Encouragement for the Soul Continuing to meditate on one of the texts from lasts week’s message and had some further thoughts. What will rescue us from the depressions and desperations of our situation? When children distance themselves from us of the Lord, what will keep our hearts at rest? You wife or husband is less than … More Beating Back Depression and Desperation

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