Spiritual Walk

When Depression and Anxiety Are Your Teachers

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A friend of mine who is a pastor’s wife recently wrote a blog about her experience with depression and anxiety and I would like to share it with you today. “You struggle with depression and anxiety? But you’re a Pastor’s wife!” This is the usual response I receive when people discover I have been diagnosed with bipolar depression. Over the years, well-meaning brothers and sisters in Christ have tried to encourage me to overcome my illness with statements such as,…

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Walking Through Disappointments

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We don’t have to be in ministry long to experience disappointment. As a matter of fact, we don’t have to be alive long to experience disappointment. That is just part of life. Everyone has certainly experienced disappointments last year in 2020! How have we dealt with all the disappointments? Have we become angry or can we celebrate them? I would like to share a devotion out of the Our Daily Bread devotional Great is They Faithfulness that is a great…

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Waiting Well

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Today one of our Confidante Team members, Christy Kirtlan is sharing on a subject that none of us like, “waiting.” Waiting….drumming fingers on a table….pacing back and forth…checking and rechecking the time….humming….sighing…..scrolling through your phone….. We don’t wait well. Our culture teaches us to expect immediate gratification. Drive-thru service. Rapid pick up. We do not even wait for a story to load on our phones, we move on to something else. Attention spans no longer span. We want it now….

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Appreciating our Days: A Journey Through COVID-19

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By Patti Johnson “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 The week after our church board made the decision to postpone in person services in the middle of March because of the rising concern of the COVID-19 virus in our community, my husband as the pastor of the church said to me, “I wish I had one more week in person with our church to prepare them for what is to…

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Warriors Advance

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By Anita Wallace Good Morning Sweet Friends. Today’s word of encouragement is “Advance”! “With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.”  (2 Samuel 22:30) My husband has preached and pastored for more than twenty years. In addition, he has planned a number of men’s weekend events. I used to laugh because he calls them an “advance”. He says, “If you women want to ‘retreat’, then go ahead. But warriors ADVANCE.” When…

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