The life of a missionary and/or missionary family is full of sacrifice. Those called to the mission field leave all that is familiar to begin a new life in a country foreign and unknown to them. The challenges encountered are impacting to themselves and their family as a whole. Continue reading
During the holidays, lonely folks are as numerous as snowflakes in a Minnesota blizzard. Still, knowing this fact doesn’t take away the emptiness, does it? So what helps? Pastor Paul Tautges shares part of the booklet Help! I’m So Lonely by biblical counselor Deborah Howard, RN, an article that appeared first here on his website. He…
Even in the isolation of suffering, God knows you and remembers you as His beloved child. Continue reading
God said, “It is not good for [people] to be alone.” We need each other. Yet many of us are hesitant to seek out community because we don't want to be seen “needy.” So what's the answer?
The holidays are special times of the year set aside for human connectedness with family and friends. When there is relational disconnection, however, holiday loneliness emerges. This overwhelming feeling of loneliness can produce self-pity, bitterness, and depression. God has a remedy for the sorrow of loneliness that is found only in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Continue reading