March 25, 2018 Sunday School Commentary Lesson Guide, Faith Get It Together Devotional Reading: Isaiah 58:6-12 Highlighted Text – 2 Chronicles 7:12-22 Key Verse - “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, … Continue reading It’s Time to Get It Together!
Since it's the weekend, I thought I would lightened things up a bit. Well...kinda sorta of. Any time you talk about marriage and mental health it can lead to an intense discussion. Don't worry...this quick post isn't that deep! But you might be wondering what marriage has to do with maintaining your mental health and … Continue reading Marrying Boaz Can Help Your Mental Health
All relationships take a momentous amount of work; whether it is a relationship with our spouses, children, parents, siblings, friends or coworkers. These connections are blessings and can affect how we thrive in our lives. They can also become so mentally and emotional draining that they sap the energy or life out of us. Then … Continue reading Restoring Relationships God’s Way
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day that recognizes survivors of suicide and those affected by suicide. Today is also a typical Sunday where many faith believers will be filling up churches to fellowship with others, worship God and receive spiritual food. But there will be thousands among congregants who are in desperate need of something … Continue reading Keep Your Faith While Saving Your Mind
“Suicide is a silent killer and ‘It is the most preventable cause of death’ ” (Hastings 2017, p.75). If you find yourself living in the confinements of a dark place where hope no longer exists, suicidal thoughts can easily simmer into the circumference of your mind. But what do you do when you are imprisoned … Continue reading Silencing the Silent Killer
I have experienced sleepless nights and not wanting morning to come because I was afraid of going through the motions of the day. So I can relate to those hat are always over anxious and constantly worrying about
It is no secret that the church or faith-based community encounters major barriers when it comes to dealing with the issue of mental health. As an advocate, I know how vital it is for those affected by a mental disorder to have unrestricted access to their support system. As a minister, I am aware of … Continue reading 3 Things Hindering the Church from Helping Hurting People
Everyone is anxiously waiting on the rare moment to watch one of God’s scientific wonders; the Eclipse! Well, at least pretty much everybody. Let’s be honest. You don’t have to be an astrologist to have a grand appreciation for what is considered a lifetime event. Any one with knowledge of what is going on, from … Continue reading Did You Know Some People Experience An Eclipse Everyday?
We live in a world where it is pretty much considered a norm to be labeled by social stigma. Those affected often tend to internalize these negative and unfair beliefs that others have about them. In my book of memoirs, I talk in depth about how the effects of stigma hinders many people from enjoying … Continue reading Being Resilient in a Stigmatized Environment
You have been looking forward to the weekend and for June to make its arrival. This means that summer is officially around the corner! What do you have planned? I sure do hope that relaxation is intentionally on your agenda. I don't know about you, but this past Memorial Day I did not leave the … Continue reading Relax, Relate and Read