On Episode 061 of the Choose 2 Think Podcast, Janelle Banks and I chat about the loss of her con-joined twin* sons, Josiah and Josias in 2015. She shares her personal story of grief and loss and how she found joy through it all in Jesus Christ.
What gripped my heart during this interview was Janelle's awe-inspiring trust in God and her strong faith and acceptance of His ways, even when faced with losing her babies.
Discussing the sensitive topics of suicide, attempted suicide, and suicidal ideation* can be quite challenging because they are emotionally charged. Sometimes it's hard to find the words to express our thoughts and feelings about these issues.
Choose 2 Think Podcast guest Stephen Johnson, a licensed social worker who has been in practice for decades, reduces the charge on this issue by addressing it in a loving and God-honoring fashion.
During the interview, Stephen answers these two overarching questions:
1) Why might someone choose to take their own life?
2) What can the survivors (family members, friends, the community) do to deal with their grief and any guilt they may be feeling as a result of losing someone they know to suicide?
His answers may surprise you.
Ever struggle with these issues?
Rhonda speaks about the ORPHAN HEART. We take a deep dive into what this actually means as well as how to find the path that leads to complete healing. In the interview, Rhonda shares so many stories from . . .
I'm thrilled to introduce you to six amazing friends!
Recently I asked them this question: What is one toxic thought, belief, lie, self-limiting thought that you have struggled with in your life?
I went a bit further and asked them to answer this question in 90 seconds or less! What would YOU say?!!
These remarkable individuals blew me away with their responses! It made me realize that we all fight different battles in life, yet we are given the same arsenal from which to wage war: God's Mighty & Powerful Word.
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Let me tell you a bit more about each of these courageous and kind individuals.
It's no wonder that the topic they addressed in their brief audio clip runs parallel with their mission and calling. Can you relate to what they shared?
Let me introduce each of them now.
Making our identity in Christ our foundation for living may be the million dollar goal for most believers.
After all, God accepts, secures, and gives us significance with basically one purpose: to advance the kingdom while giving Him glory.
The snag is that if we don't know exactly WHO we are in Christ, we may stumble a bit on our mission. In other words, if we don't believe God's affirmations and declarations about us and really let those sink way down deep into our souls, then our light may not be shining as brightly as it could.
The end result? We may feel like a failure, less than, not enough, unworthy, incapable, and we may lose hope and inspiration along the way.
So what's the remedy?
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