Understanding & Counseling Depression: the Difference Between Depression, Anxiety & Stress

Understanding the Difference Between Depression, Anxiety & Stress: By Lucas Stoltz What is Stress & Anxiety? Both stress and anxiety are emotional responses. Stress is however caused by an external trigger. Perhaps a work deadline, a fight with a loved one, a recent change in health or finances, etc. Folks under stress usually experience mental … Continue reading Understanding & Counseling Depression: the Difference Between Depression, Anxiety & Stress

Understanding & Counseling Depression: An Approach to Prayer for the Depressed

Prayer? Prayer is certainly important, especially in the life of the church. However, despite the amount of time we have spent looking at prayer and even practically applying it, prayer is often hard at the best of times. But it is hardest during anxious or depressed times. During these times, most of us find it … Continue reading Understanding & Counseling Depression: An Approach to Prayer for the Depressed

Understanding & Counseling Depression: 8 Reasons Why We Need to be Aware

Eight Reasons why Believers need to be aware of Depression: By Lucas Stoltz Understanding Depression Depression is part of the Fall. It can be caused by one’s own, the consequences of another’s sin, or might even be unrelated. However, Proverbs 12:25 says, "Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes … Continue reading Understanding & Counseling Depression: 8 Reasons Why We Need to be Aware

A Brief Devotion: Praying, pt3

Ephesians 3:14-21, "For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom [a]every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Praying, pt3