If My Voice Does Not Matter, I Don’t Matter. – By Rev. Amy Bezecny

April 21st, 2016

If my voice does not matter, I don’t matter. It doesn’t just feel uncomfortable; it is a primal wound, and if not being heard hurts me deeply, how much more must a foster or adopted child hurt when we don’t hear them? I recently attended the Empowered to Connect Simulcast and was reminded about the importance of giving voice. You can learn more about Empowered…

Here’s One of The Best Things Churches Can Do For People With Mental Illness – By Amy Simpson

April 4th, 2016

“Please don’t tell anyone,” she pleaded. “They won’t let me serve anymore.” I could tell that this woman, who had just “confessed” to me that she faced a serious struggle with depression, was regretting her disclosure. When she’d realized I was a safe person to talk with, she had told me about her mental health problem. Now she was begging me to keep my mouth…

Setting Goals – By Madeline Stiers

March 21st, 2016

Life is what we make of it. We have desires and dreams to which we aspire, all unique to ourselves. We put our faith in the Lord to get us to where we need to be, and we shouldn’t stop there. We were made capable and intelligent with a mind that never stops thinking, dreaming, and feeling. God has granted us innumerable strengths, and so…