2 Corinthians 12:7b

Therefore, so that I would not exalt myself, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to torment me so I would not exalt myself. — 2 Corinthians 12:7b (HCSB)


a roughly almond-shaped mass of gray matter inside each cerebral hemisphere, involved with the experiencing of emotions.


bur·den| ˈbərdn | noun a load, typically a heavy one. a duty or misfortune that causes hardship, anxiety, or grief; a nuisance: the burden of long-term illness. a ship’s carrying capacity; tonnage: the schooner Wyoming, of about 6,000 tons burden. verb [with object] load heavily: she walked forward burdened with a wooden box. cause (someone) …

church discipline

“If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private. If he listens to you, you have won your brother. But if he won’t listen, take one or two more with you, so that of two or three witnesses every fact may be established. If he pays no attention to them, tell the …


Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical …