HELP & HoPE
Corie Weathers shares her own marriage struggles as a the wife of a military chaplain in this conversation. She describes intimate, sacred moments where her understanding of how she realized that when she said goodbye to her husband when he was deployed to Afghanistan, she was actually saying goodbye to life as she knew it. Corie doesn’t leave listeners without hope or a path forward.
Lindsay’s story includes a painful childhood, drug addiction, and how getting caught while robbing a house landed her in prison. Yet all of these broken places led her to a life of freedom. Lindsay’s story helps listeners to understand that sometimes those most awful hurts are pathways to experiencing the very things for which we desperately long.
Pastor Bob Allums, husband and father, learned at thirty-two years of age that he faced the battle of his life against throat and mouth cancer. The possibility that the disease and treatment would destroy his ability to speak, to preach and teach was real. Before the diagnosis, Bob struggled with overwhelming depression, a darkness whose roots he could not identify.
From age 12 to 18, Doug began to experiment with any and all drugs that he could get his hands on. Over the course of the next few years, oxycodone became the dominant Idol that consumed him and eventually transitioned into a full blown heroin addiction. In this far reaching conversation, Doug touches on how parents should respond to the manipulation of the drug addict, why addicts are willing to destroy their lives and loved ones for that fix, and why addicts often go back to drugs after rehab.
In this episode, Dr. Betters answers the question, "My husband and I have only been married for 6 months. In order to save money to buy a house of our own we decided to live with his parents for a while. It seemed like a good idea in the beginning but now…
In this episode, Dr. Betters answers the question, "I have been married now for 6 years and I thought things were going pretty well, that is until the past 6 months or so. We seem to be spending less and less time together, actually, he seems to be too busy to spend time with me. I’ve noticed…”
In this episode, Dr. Betters answers the question, "My friend’s son was born at 30 weeks with a rare skin condition. Babies with this skin condition usually die within the first days to first month of life. My friend has chosen to spend tens of thousands…
In this episode, Dr. Betters answers the question, "I am 62 years old and last year my husband and I decided it was time to move my mother into our home to care for her. You see, she has alzheimer’s disease and really started declining quickly…I’m starting to think we might need to look into a facility to put her in but is that abandoning my responsibilities, abandoning my mom? Am I being selfish?"
Letting go essentially means giving up on getting your own way in life—loosening your grip on the way you thought it was supposed to be. If you insist on dictating the terms of your comfort and your restoration, you may be missing the God Who sees you and comes to you in unexpected forms.
Yesterday I closed the devotional with these words: No one person can give another a foolproof guide for surviving painful times in our lives. People are just too different—and the God who sees each of us individually deals with us in different ways.
Treasures of Encouragement
Over the past few weeks the blog posts have focused on giving you a behind the scenes glimpse of how MARKINC Ministries functions. With that information in hand, I’ve asked you to prayerfully consider helping us reach a $10,000 Matching Gift goal. Last week I promised…
"Our son was murdered by a jealous man about two years ago. He was our only son. We are still waiting for a trial. I am a leader in the Christian community and people expect my wife and me to stand strong in our faith but we can barely make it through a day without questioning why God would do this…
A picture is worth a thousand words and I hope this picture will make the impact of my words even deeper. Below is a picture of Lee and her daughter Samantha. A few weeks ago I received a FB friend request from Lee. I typically check out anyone who wants to be a FB friend, and try to determine the connection…
A number of years ago, Chuck and I took a ski lift up to the top of huge mountain in Idaho. Like you would, we marveled at the expanse of the mountains surrounding us, the limitless gorgeous sky, the valleys below. It was the year after our son, Mark’s death and Chuck was…
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