Jill’s Corner

Inspirational News From Jill Burcham

Mental Illness

It’s time we stand up to the reality of mental illness. Mental illness is a very painful disease that effects not onlythe person suffering but also those around them.
Laws to get people help are getting tougher and tougher. Finding places for people to go to get help are dwindling. Many are not speaking out to say they are struggling and resort to attempted suicide or they are successful.
It is going to take all of us to listen with our ears and heart to help those who are suffering from extreme depression. It’s gong to take all of us to pray that God exposes our family, friends and those in our community who need help.
A man I was very much in love with had been raped by a priest over a several year period. He shared with his family and he was beaten because we didn’t say things like that He was around 10 – 12. When he became 35 he had a nervous breakdown and attempted suicide several times. He was never able to come hom. He passed away a few years ago still in an assisted living facility. IF someone had listened and believed him, according to the dr’s, and gotten him help, he could have had a full life.
Mental Health issues are real! Take time to be aware of local procedures so you are prepared if a situation arises.
Most importantly, Let’s Pray……….Pray Until Something Happens!

I Am Furious!

In a time when violence in schools is at the forefront I had a very bad experience. As many of you know PUSH has a teen hotline and several of us are certified in teen crisis. Early this morning I received a message that a boy in middle school was planning a shooting at his school. He was looking at guns online in school and sharing his plan with friends. I did some investigating and the young man has a history of being in a lot of trouble and also being on medication for other mental disorders. As we are told I call the PD and I’m told no one is there to take my call and that someone would call me back. 6 hours later still no call so I call back. I speak to an officer who takes info and said he d report it to the school Monday. REALLY?? Thos young man needs help! Who knows if he s serious or not but this child needs to be checked out…..Guess Ill have to try something different.

Are You Listening?

As we launch another Convicted Hearts ministry, I’ve been reading and rereading testimonies of many that we have worked with in the past. I was focusing on their prison experience.
Many talked about the bars in the windows and bars on the doors. Others about how tight the living quarters were and the fear of those around them.
As I was listening with my ears I was also listening in my spirit that they were also living in prison in their minds.
How many of us put ourself in an emotional prison. We put our fears, jealously, anxiousness in a box, we jump in the box and put the lid on it. We operate out of our fears. It’s no different than being in prison.
When people share with you listen with your ears and your spirit. Help them get free. Pray, Pray Until Something Happens!

Commitment To God

When you make a commitment to God to serve, you also have to make a commitment that you won’t move until God tells you to move and you see God’s hand. This isn’t about you or your skills, it’s about God using you to show others how powerful a God He is……..#GODIS

Stop Trying To Understand

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AS WE WERE FINISHING at our PUSH bldg in Galax today, a young man stopped by to see what PUSH was about. He was newly ordained and had a heart for feeding the homeless. His conversation was so indicative of many who have a heart to serve. He was frustrated with his church. They didn’t want to support what God had told him his Purpose was……..which was feeding the homeless. They wanted him to stay in their parameters and the Pastor was the visionary and only the Pastor.
Unless the church and Pastors start acknowledging that God is the Visionary and God is the leader, churches are going to continue to lose members. Yes, the Pastor is to be respected but Not worshiped. Yes there have to be some parameters BUT GOD sets the rules and is the visionary. It’s time for Pastors and churches to have an ear to hear what God is saying and get away from what people’s opinions are. Individuals, Communities and our Nation are hurting and need hands on individuals. God is 24/7. Why should we not think “the church” shouldn’t be as well.
It’s time to support those called by God even if it isn’t traditional. Stop trying to understand. Pray and Support what and who God has ordained.

Let Go & Let God

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WHEN GOD is in control, everything flows. There is a Peace beyond all understanding. When you try to control there are bumps in the road and lots of frustrion – You don’t sleep, you have headaches, stomach aches and continually have a negative attitude. It’s time to Let Go and Let God! There is no comparison…..#Godisgreater…..