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God Moves in a Mysterious Way: Hope for the Hard Years Ahead | Desiring God
Today, we are one year closer to the land where the skies are always clear, where flowers cover the hillsides, and where every tearstained face feels the tender touch of Jesus Christ.
depression  hope  desiringgod  suicide  psychology  mentalhealth 
18 days ago by chaseathompson
Charles Spurgeon’s Humor | Evangelical Press Association
The other evening I was riding home after a heavy day's work. I felt wearied and sore depressed, when swiftly and suddenly that text came to me, 'My grace is sufficient for thee.' I reached home and looked it up in the original, and at last it came to me in this way. 'My grace is sufficient for THEE.' And I said, 'I should think it is, Lord' and I burst out laughing. I never understood what the holy laughter of Abraham was till then. It seemed to make unbelief so absurd … O brethren, be great believers. Little faith will bring your souls to heaven, but great faith will bring heaven to your souls.
spurgeon  depression  laughter  humor 
5 weeks ago by chaseathompson
God, Guns and Grits: Charles Spurgeon offers godly advice on battling depression
ain has, in some cases, developed genius, hunting out the soul which otherwise might have slept like a lion in its den. Had it not been for the broken wing, some might have lost themselves in the clouds, some even of those choice doves who now bear the olive branch in their mouths and show the way to the ark.
charlesspurgeon  spurgeon  quotes  depression  towrite  5star  suffering 
august 2016 by chaseathompson
HSPH study suggests people naturally regulate coffee intake | Harvard Magazine Mar-Apr 2015
A third recent HSPH-affiliated study that tracked 50,000 women for 10 years found that those who drank four or more cups of caffeinated coffee per day were 20 percent less likely to develop depression than nondrinkers.
coffee  depression  health  diet  diabetes 
february 2015 by chaseathompson
(11) Reformed Pub
"Ungodly spirits, ignorant of God's ways in bringing his children to heaven, censure broken hearted Christians as miserable persons, whereas God is doing gracious, good work with them. It is no easy matter to bring a man from nature to grace, and from grace to glory, so unyielding and intractable are our hearts." -Richard Shibbes "The Bruised Reed"
quotes  depression  sibbes  facebook  reformed  agape 
november 2014 by chaseathompson
Scared | Parchment and Pen
Maybe, these things are true. My dad died in November. It was one of those freak pneumonia things. It all happened so quickly. Though my dad was never much of a mentor (the understatement of the year) and I never saw him on his knees (a nice way to put the absence of spirituality in his life), I am coming to realize how much I depended on him. For what? I don’t know. Perhaps, I just wanted him to be a living dad who could come to my rescue, when I needed him. Rescue from what? I don’t know. Perhaps, it was life, itself. Really, I suppose that I felt that if I was ever found out to be a charlatan, he would still be my dad, and I could still stand on his shoulders. It is amazing to see how much weight we place on dads. How big they are to us even if we never consciously realize it.
fear  fathers  illustration  psychology  depression 
may 2014 by chaseathompson
Can a Christian get depressed?
Today I learned that Charles Spurgeon struggled with depression. Some Christians might as well:
depression  suffering  hope  adrianwarnock  faithtoday 
april 2013 by chaseathompson
Christianity Today Gleanings: Rick Warren's Son Dies from Suicide
The American church simply does not have a good answer for depression now. So sad! Rick Warren's Son Dies frm Suicide
suicide  depression  rickwarren  tragedy  faithtoday 
april 2013 by chaseathompson
RELEVANT Magazine - Five Things We Wish the Church Knew
My friend Len shared with me that, in Eastern cultures, when porcelain breaks or cracks, they don’t restore it like we do in the West. They don’t try to remove any evidence of breakage or cracks. They do just the opposite: apply a lacquer that highlights the crack with gold. In other words, they feature the cracks with gold, which actually adds to the value and gives the piece a story and a unique character.
christian  sermon  depression  illustration  agape  restoration 
june 2011 by chaseathompson

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