Today is World Mental Health Day and Licensed Counselor Geremy Keeton will share with us some of the ways we can support those around us battling mental illness. Geremy addresses some of the practical ways that we can help enhance our mental health and, as the church, assist those dealing with depression, anxiety, self-harm, addiction, and suicide. Geremy Keeton will also tell us about an online hub for mental health resources.
Pictures of forgiveness are powerful and rare. Recently we witnessed the brother of Botham Jean offering forgiveness to former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, who had just been convicted of Jean’s death. That moment in the courtroom was shared over and over on Facebook as we all watched the incredible display of remarkable forgiveness. This morning we are going to look deeper into that miracle of forgiveness with Ruth Graham, who along with Cindy Lambert, has shared her story in the book, Forgiving My Father, Forgiving Myself.
Deb's morning devotional comes from Stephen Arterburn's "100 Days of Character: Daily Devotional"
Born as the middle child among Billy Graham's five children, Ruth Graham grew up surrounded by a wealth of biblical training, witnessing some of the greatest spiritual revivals the world has ever seen through her father's ministry.
Despite her rich faith heritage, Ruth experienced what many kids with hardworking parents go through, she found herself pretending that everything was okay even when internal struggles were troubling.
She developed a personal relationship with God at a young age, but that was called into question when she learned that her husband of almost two decades had been unfaithful for many years.
After multiple rough years of overcoming heartache and family turmoil, Ruth grew even stronger in her relationship with the Lord and now uses what she has learned to help others overcome the lions in their lives.
Today, she is the acclaimed author of In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart and Step Into the Bible. Her latest work is Forgiving My Father, Forgiving Myself. She is also the founder of Ruth Graham Ministries and currently resides in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia.
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