Personal Confession (Matthew 19:13-15) Dan Ledwith August 6, 2017 – SoundCloud

My posts Special Graces in Common Places, Personal Confessions, and Lessons from Spiderman were actually a sermon series I gave on August 6th and 13th. For those who are more audible than visual, here is the first recording.

Personal Confession (Matthew 19:13-15) Dan Ledwith August 6, 2017 by West Church #np on #SoundCloud

Mental illness awareness month.

As a father of a daughter who has been diagnosed as bipolar and as having nonverbal learning disorder (NLD) I am very appreciative and supportive of this offer by Michelle for people to share their stories in order to help fight the stigma of mental illness. This is not something to be ashamed of or hidden. I encourage you to take advantage of this if you feel comfortable sharing. I will be sharing my own.


In honor of mental health awareness month I’d like to open up my blog.

I am inviting anyone who has a personal story about themselves or a loved one struggling with mental illness of any kind to post your stories as links back to your blog in the comments below. I’m doing this because I believe the only way to change the stigma of mental illness is to put real faces on it.

Real people, real suffering I think can draw a spotlight to this devastating disease. I would love stories of this disease from every perspective. If you are a parent of a child with mental illness, a spouse, a sibling, or even a best friend then you have a voice and a face. Real people can change the stigma and I believe it can be done one story at a time.

I invite you to share yours. Tell…

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Why Does God Permit Evil?

A very interesting quote from Tim Keller. What do you think?

A disciple's study

Tim Keller

God only allows Satan to accomplish the very opposite of what he wants to accomplish. He only gives Satan enough rope to hang himself…God hates evil. He’s against it. He didn’t create a world in which evil existed. But He permits it. Why? He permits Satan only to bring evil into Job’s life in such a way, in such an amount, that actually completely defeats Satan’s real intention. Satan is only allowed by God to actually defeat himself and achieve the very opposite of what he wanted.

…He permits evil and suffering to come into your life only to the degree that it defeats the actual intention of Satan for you. Only to the degree that it makes you a great person. Only to the degree that it actually defeats itself.

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God, I Need You Now!!

Secret Angel is a friend of mine and regular follower of my blog. She has a wonderful ministry to those in, out, and around the pain of abuse of all kinds. I loved this post and the song included. Sometimes when things are rough music is more helpful than what we can say. Have a listen, you’ll be glad you did.

The Abuse Expose' with Secret Angel

God, I need You now!!

How many of us have cried out to God in this way… Then get upset when we don’t hear what He has to say. 

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A Father’s Love Letter


The Isaiah 53:5 Project


My Child ~

You may not know me, but I know everything about you ~ Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up ~ Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways ~ Psalm 139:3 

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered ~ Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image ~ Genesis 1:27 

In me you live and move and have your being ~ Acts 17:28 

For you are my offspring ~ Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived ~ Jeremiah 1:4-5 

I chose you when I planned creation ~ Ephesians 1:11-12 

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book ~ Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live ~ Acts 17:26 

You are fearfully and wonderfully made ~ Psalm 139:14 

I knit you…

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