Many people struggle with depression and anxiety in all stages of life. I remember finding out that Martin Luther, himself, struggled with depression. I felt so encouraged that even this giant of the church struggled as I did with anxiety and depression. This is a wonderful article discussing how Luther viewed mental illness and how his recommendations from centuries ago still hold weight in our modern world.
This article may make some people upset but it is something we should keep in mind, these days. Many of us have become very lax about what we post online. We often feel it is a fairly safe place if we have all the security features turned on but we need to remember that there are bad people out there who know how to get around walls we have put up. We shouldn’t live in fear but we should take precautions and act wisely.
Interesting article about the psychological influences of names.
Excellent article about the power of prayer. I, for one, can attest to the power of my own mother’s prayers. She told me once that she specifically prayed I would develop a love for the Scripture. I did not fall in love with the Bible until I was about 26 years old but now I cannot get enough of God’s Word. Never give up praying, especially for your child, it’s the most important thing you can do for anyone.
Beautiful story of how God has built this family through adoption. This couple have two children they adopted as children and triplets they adopted as embryos. This is a rare and often unheard of type of adoption. When a couple decided to have children through IVF, there are often several embryos that are not implanted in the mother. These babies are often donated to scientific research, disposed of, or offered for adoption. Through embryo adoption, pro-life couples are giving children a chance to grow up. If you are interested in such a process, here is a list of adoption agencies that assist with embryo adoption. I am sure any of their representatives would be happy to speak with you.