Tag Archive 'Chronic Needs'

Feb 28 2018

Hungry for Healing, Part II

Hungry for Healing, Part II For almost as long as I can remember, two physical features have been identifying features about me. Someone might ask, Melissa? Which one is she? and in a room full of people someone would simply have to say, she’s the skinny girl with the long red hair. Those two terms have been about […]

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Feb 26 2018

Hungry for Healing, Part I

Hungry for Healing, part I First thought in the morning, last thought before falling asleep at night, forefront of my mind every time I prepare a meal or feed my family, choking me when I catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror, paralyzing me when it’s time to get dressed or put on a […]

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Nov 17 2017

Final Lap of The Race

Acts 20:24 “I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me— the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” I’m not a runner. I may have gone through a short stint a couple years ago where I gave […]

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May 25 2015

Seventh: Final Thoughts on Serving those with Chronic Needs

SEVENTH: FINAL THOUGHTS ON SERVING THOSE WITH CHRONIC NEEDS … … … … … … … … … … Though you may feel that no one can understand the depth of your despair, our Savior, Jesus Christ, understands. ~D.F.U.~ … … … … … As we come to the final thoughts on this discussion of […]

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May 24 2015

Consider the Suffering: Study the Scriptures

CONSIDER THE SUFFERING: STUDY THE SCRIPTURES … … … … … Talk to me about the truth of religion and I’ll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I’ll listen submissively. But don’t come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don’t understand. ~C.S. […]

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May 23 2015

Prayers of Psalmody ~ in Suffering

Prayers of Psalmody ~ in Suffering … … … … … As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God! Psalm 40:17 … … … … … Suffering. Oh Lord, You know true suffering! Lord, would […]

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May 23 2015

Sixth: Chronic Suffering, the Leader’s Perspective

SIXTH: CHRONIC SUFFERING, THE LEADER’S PERSPECTIVE … … … … … Make the decision to do what Jesus Christ has asked you to do. ~M. Russell Ballard~ … … … … … … … … … … FROM A LEADER’S PERSPECTIVE: PASTOR OWEN:  What kind of ministry(ies) does your church have for those who have […]

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May 22 2015

It is From Thy Hand

… … … … … You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy. Thou, Lord, bruisest me, but I am abundantly satisfied, since it is from Thy hand. ~John Calvin~ … … … … … … … … … … ~part of our series, Serving Those in The Church […]

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May 21 2015

Fifth: Thoughts from those Who Serve the Suffering

FIFTH: THOUGHTS FROM THOSE WHO SERVE THE SUFFERING … … … … … It’s a beautiful heart, not a perfect body, that leads to a beautiful life. ~Stephanie Nielson~ … … … … … QUOTES FROM WOMEN WHO KNOW ABOUT SUFFERING & ALSO ABOUT SERVING: We just started at a new church the beginning of […]

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May 20 2015

He made, carries, sustains & rescues us

… … … … … No healthy Christian ever chooses suffering; he chooses God’s will, as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not. ~Oswald Chambers~ … … … … … … … … … … Joy is not necessarily the absence of suffering— it is the presence of God. ~Sam Storms~ … … … […]

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