Monthly Archives: April 2016

The challenges families face in finding the right help…

We’re sharing this post to begin calling attention to the challenges many families experience finding the right help for their child when their child experiences a mental health crisis. Continue reading

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The joy of the Lord and clinical depression…Sergei Marchenko

How can we make sense of the “joy of the Lord” in the context of depression? Continue reading

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Six reasons people with disabilities don’t know we love them

“Jesus loved all the unsanctioned people.” And today? Some of those same groups, as well as a few more, are still treated as unsanctioned by some of our churches. Often, they don’t know we love them. Why? Continue reading

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A community for families impacted by mental illness

We’ve established a place for families of kids and young adults with common mental health conditions to find encouragement, resources and support from a decidedly Christian perspective. Continue reading

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Why are we witnessing an epidemic of mental illness in kids?

As the church, we’re called to share God’s love with kids with mental illnesses and their families, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE. Continue reading

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Life with depression is not a waste

God intimately knows the days I can’t function. Regardless if they are lost to me, they are not lost to him. He is not unaware of my numbed mind and aching limbs crawling towards the next minute. No, he is right there with me. He is sovereign. He is the one providing the next patch of light in my life. Even if his purpose escapes me, purpose exists nonetheless. Continue reading

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Should kids with ADHD take their medication for church?

If your child’s experience at church is as important as their experience at school, the need for effective treatment at church is as great as their need for treatment at school. Continue reading

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How God is using our Psalm 139 video to change law…Ryan Wolfe

God has made all of us “wonderfully.” God has made each of us a “work or art.” God has made each of us on purpose for a purpose.
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5 things to do after someone you love receives a special needs diagnosis

Sometimes friends and families stay away from loved ones with a new diagnosis because they don’t know what to do. Showing up and letting the family know you care makes a huge difference in their lives. Continue reading

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What disability ministry is and isn’t…insights from my first Accessibility Summit

If you want to share the good news of Christ with all people, then this is a good place to start! Continue reading

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