Cut the Pain

Sobering post, inviting prayers from all who pray, and with a great message at the end. Let’s all pray for Lene, please, and for her daughter. Thank you.

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I’m seeing things I don’t want to see and hearing things I don’t want to hear.
I’m living a life, I do not want. I’m in a war zone!
Lord, we get what we need and not always what we want.
But I don’t think I ever needed this!

cuttingMy daughter is only 10 and has a depression caused by severe anxiety. It has been going on for years and she has been on medication for about 10 months now. Only… Recently… Things took a turn I didn’t expect: Cutting.

Cutting is also known as self-harm, using a nice word – or self-mutilation, using a hard-core word. It’s a tangible pain that for a moment replaces an intangible and possibly unidentified pain of the heart and mind.

Istrongmomt’s gruesome for a mom to watch and not having many or any means of help. But the tough part of it…

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Random fact… Sleep

I think you will enjoy this. : )

Finding the Write Idea

Prompt: The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

Starter: There were some things I didn’t mind not knowing.

Quote: “I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” -Ernest Hemingway

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The Hard Work of Forgiveness

Oh, if only I didn’t need this message so very much!

Mitch Teemley

My new film Over-the-Rhine, whichhas its world premiere in Orlando next month, is about forgiveness. So the subject is very much on my mind.

OTR Poster2aHow do you forgive the unforgiveable? To begin with, you have to remember that, while there are unforgiveable acts, there are no unforgiveable people. Yes, tragically, a few souls have “seared consciences” (1 Timothy 4:2) and can no longer discern good from evil. But it is not possible—or necessary—for us to know for certain who those people are. It is possible—and necessary—for us to forgive. (Luke 6:37)

But that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

So, how do we forgive? To begin with, we stop trying to feel like we do, and do the hard work of raw forgiveness. “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor,” C.S. Lewis says, simply “act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find…

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The Case for Christ, the Movie

We all believe what we want to believe. Those who want to back their beliefs with evidence may enjoy this post. God bless you!

Bible-Science Guy

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An intriguing movie hits sixteen hundred theaters nationwide this month beginning on April 7. In order to save his marriage, an avowed atheist seeks to disprove the Resurrection with a rigorous detective-like investigation. But he is surprised by what his analysis uncovers.

The Case for Christ, the movie, is based on the true story of award-winning journalist Lee Strobel. He is a confident atheist who is determined to disprove his wife’s newfound Christian faith. He applies his well-honed investigative and legal skills to try to disprove the Resurrection of Jesus and thereby recover his wife. However, compelled by the hard evidence he finds and the reality of Christ in lives around him, he becomes a believer in Jesus Christ.

The movie stars Mike Vogel as Lee Strobel and Erika Christensen as his wife Leslie.

Lee Strobel was the hard-driving legal editor at the Chicago…

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Fat Cat

Here is a good dose of healthy laughter I hope you will enjoy as much as I did.

Mitch Teemley

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Two True Fables: Part One

We didn’t look for cats. They would just show up and say, “I live here now, and you’re going to feed me.” It was a pretty sweet deal, though. They were free, they were cute, and most of them were pretty affectionate.

Except for Fat Cat. Fat Cat avoided us like the mange. But every now and then he would suddenly remember how much he enjoyed being with us.  It was when Mom cooked chicken for dinner.

We ate in the den because we were committed to meeting every evening and spending quality time with…

the TV.

While Mom was loading our dinner plates onto a tea cart, Dad would pull a gateleg table (built by the same people who made medieval drawbridges) out of the closet and drag it over to the viewing area. Then he would lift the Formica flaps and activate the…

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Science in the Bible – Don’t Marry Kin

I grew up with these teachings. But for any of my readers who did not, I hope you will enjoy this.

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Early in human history men married sisters, nieces, and close relatives. At the very beginning of history, there was no one else to marry. Adam’s sons had to marry close kin in order to ensure the continuation of the human race.

Adam and Eve had many sons and daughters as they obeyed God’s command to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth (Genesis 1:27-28).

Adam lived to age 930, so he could have had hundreds of sons and daughters.
Then the days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years, and he had other sons and daughters. (Genesis 5:4)

Many of Adam’s sons married sisters, and other sons married nieces or grand-nieces to begin filling the earth. How else could two people carry out God’s command, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth” (Genesis…

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At the heart of Youth

I wish I could burn this quote deep into my heart so that I could always have it at hand when I am visiting with my children and other young people. I hope this article blesses you as much as it did me.

Song of Virginity

“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him
– just to find her.”

– Max Lucado

I love this quote! Because nothing could be more true – and yet, not much is further from the truth when asking  the youth of today.

According to an article on Christianitytoday.com, the top ten fears of the youth today has the #10 fear as “I will never have a happy marriage”… ???…
That’s not the Lord speaking, but the devil speaking into the hearts of our youth today.

Girls & Boys: You are valuable! You deserve love! You are worth dying for!

You don’t believe me?
Then look at the compassion in God’s eyes:
He hung on the cross – so you wouldn’t have to.

imagesYou are infinitely loved by a God Who will never abandon His own!

With God nothing is impossible. Marriage? With Jesus in the…

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