Story Team Weekly: Feeling Joy

“It is a very weird spot to be in—to know the truths of the gospel in your head, but feel nothing. How can you be expected to feel anything toward God, when you feel nothing toward anything?”As an adolescent, Lyndee began a journey through many deep and troubled episodes of depression. For years, she struggled to not only find joy, but to feel anything at all.Lyndee understood God’s joy in theory, but in her depression, she struggled to understand and grasp God’s joy personally. She strug … [Read more...]

BreakPoint: The Silent Suffering of Gay Men

Ideas have consequences, and bad ideas have victims. False promises of love and personal fulfillment are no exception. [display_podcast]Over a year and-a-half after the Obergefell decision, the debate over gay “marriage” and homosexuality has largely fizzled out: partly because of the election, partly because the “T” in the LGBT acronym has been stealing all the headlines, and partly because Obergefell is now viewed by many as settled law. And that’s a shame, because so-called “progress” isn … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 134: Toxic “Christians”

[display_podcast]Have you ever been deeply disillusioned by someone whom you thought was a friend but turned out to be a controller or manipulator and when you didn’t comply with their demands they dropped you?  Do you think because we are to seek to love everyone with God’s unconditional love that means you should allow them total access into your life?Actually real genuine love has many boundaries.  To enable someone to treat you with anything less than respect is actually enabling them … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 133: Those Spiritual Black Holes

[display_podcast]Have you ever had a time when you felt like you were in a spiritual black hole?   I have. The pressure seemed unbearable. No sense of God‘s presence. No sense of anything going on around me.These are the times, sorry to say, when I tend to question God’s love for us.  But then He demonstrates to me that He was there all the time. I call these times “faith experiences.”I have come to believe the black holes are needful in order to know that we have the shield that can … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 112: Experiencing Him as the Pursuer of Your Heart

We all have had desert experiences in our lives at different seasons of time along our journey. Some seasons of trial are short and some are very long.He loves us so much that sometimes He allows us to stay in those deserts for a while to bring us back to Him. When it gets hot and dry we start looking for Him for relief. You know why?He misses you and desires relationship with you.Hosea 2:6 says: “For this reason I will fence her in with thornbushes. I will block her path with a w … [Read more...]

Transform: Three Reasons We ALL Struggle with Mindset Daily (And What To Do To Take Control!)

(The following was originally published at www.CareyGreen.com.)The Mindset Struggle is very real…One day you wake up feeling great, ready to conquer the world! The very next day you wake up feeling down or depressed and want to give up. It’s a constant cycle that comes around at different intervals for different people, but the reality is that no matter what degree of difficulty you face personally, YOU have GOT to deal with your struggle to maintain and nurture a healthy, strong min … [Read more...]