Sick of Being Phony

Facing Our Challenges Head-On! November 17, 2015 Dear Julie: Well, it begins again. I have this dread in my stomach as the holidays approach. First, Thanksgiving when I have to act thankful for family that ignores me the rest of the year. Then Christmas when I have to break the bank buying gifts for all of them. We have no relationship, so why do we have to pretend we do? –Sick of being a... read more

A Promise to Lift Your Spririts

They say that depression is highest around the holidays, especially Christmas. Having experienced a “low” over Thanksgiving, I now understand what a downer depression can be. Could God ever want me to be depressed?Then where does depression originate?And what is the antidote for it? Consider this: “The joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). When we lack His joy, what can... read more