Monday, January 19, 2015

 














As I sit reading the bible this morning, I am struck again by God's care and provision for poor: Tabitha was known for this, Cornelius was told; "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God." There are so many scriptures telling us to care for the poor, but if we don't want to disturb the rich and clean in our "bedroom communities" with the poor and not-so-clean, we are terribly guilty of showing favoritism and dishonoring the Name of the LORD. Faith without works is a dead faith.
Robyn Bloem

Isaiah 58:6,7; Is this not the fast which I choose, to loosen the bonds of wickedness To undo the bands of the yoke, And to let the oppressed go free And break every yoke?  "Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh (NASB)?


     Psalm 41:1-3To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David: Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him; the Lord protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies. The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health (ESV)

Robyn Bloem is the Co-founder of Heartfelt Counseling Ministries.
Heartfelt has been helping the poor for 11 years. We never turn anyone away because of lack of finances on their part.  Our counseling costs are supplemented by Christians and churches who believe in helping the poor and the mentally ill.
If you would like to give to ur our 501(c) Nonprofit you can go to our website.  If you give $50.00 or more we will send you our signed book, Broken Minds Hope for Healing When You Feel Like You're Losing It.

 










This book is vitally important to our understanding of the mechanics of depression and mental illness. After reading a plethora of books on the subject over the years, this is the ONE book that I am excited to recommend, and I highly recommend it.

"Broken Minds" is practical, sensitive, compassionate, and very biblically sound. In fact, it should be required reading for every pastor, elder, ministry leader, counselor, or person who is wrestling with the effects of depression, PTSD, OCD, SAD, bipolar, panic disorder, and so much more. Having suffered clinical depression more than once in my life, I'm amazed at the volume of wisdom contained here. It's like five books in one. I believe God will use this book to broaden the church's understanding, dispel the stigmas, and to literally save people's lives. "...blessed is the church that has access to pastoral staff who understand both theology and the dynamics of major mental illness. The care of souls requires balance and discernment" Vicki Gains).