Say, What?! 5 Frequently Misunderstood Counseling Terms

You’ve likely heard most of these terms. Whether in a counseling session, social media post, sermon, small group, book, journal article, magazine blip, newspaper column, or in a plain ol conversation, you will come into contact with them. We let some of these words fly out of our mouths without understanding what they mean, and we act all touchy and awkward when we hear other terms because we fail to recognize the meaning of these terms in their context. They’re arranged in order of how annoying it is to hear them misused.


Depressed: People often use this term to mean that they are really sad or that a given situation is really sad. Granted, one can experience sadness as part of depression, but sadness alone is not depression. With depression, you don’t enjoy the things that you have recently enjoyed; your energy is depleted even though you haven’t done anything to drain your energy; you either sleep too much or not enough; you notice significant changes in your appetite. If it runs in the family, you’re more likely to experience depression. It’s not simply a spiritual issue, although a healthy spiritual life can help you overcome depression. Focusing on what God says about you can help fight those feelings when you think mistakenly that you’re a total failure.

Addicted: This one is bothersome. People will say that they’re addicted to chocolate, shoes, coffee, cheese, eating, shopping, or a certain brand of clothing in an attempt to say they enjoy their given “addiction” beyond what is considered normal. However, in the context in which I hear many people use the term, they don’t mean it in the sense of a true addiction, because a real addiction will destroy your life. There are two distinctions when it comes to misuse of substances: substance abuse and substance dependence. The former occurs when a person is willing put himself or herself in life-threatening situations in order to obtain or use the substance. He or she may also put the lives of other people in danger (i.e., drunk driving, leaving needles around the around the house that a toddler can easily pick up). The latter – substance dependence – occurs when a person’s body adjusts to the substance to the point where they need more of it to maintain the same effect or to where he or she has life-threatening withdrawals without the substance.

Anxiety: I hear people use this term when they are referencing Paul’s admonishing to “be anxious for nothing” in Philippians 4:6-7. However, being anxious for something and having anxiety are two different things. Being anxious often is more synonymous with being impatient or worried, as if one cannot wait for a given circumstance to occur. An anxiety disorder, however, is more than mere worry, and there are actually several types of anxiety disorders. They range from specific fears (phobias) to a generalized anxiety. Most of them involve an unrelenting sense of worry despite a lack of any fear-provoking situation. Many of them involve physiological symptoms  such as rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, muscle tension, etc. In order to follow Paul’s advice, one could benefit from counseling to treat the anxiety.

Codependent: Maybe people who use this term really so mean it in the true sense of the word, but let’s still look at what it means from a counseling standpoint. I hear many people use this term to describe newlyweds who are “codependent on each other,” meaning that they are so in love and both depend on each other for support. They just add the “co” to “dependent” to mean that these are two people who equally depend on each other. However, this is not what the term means in the counseling world. In the counseling world, codependent describes a person who depends on someone else’s emotional stability before he or she will make any personal decision and who has trouble setting boundaries. It is not necessarily a two-way street, and the non-codependent may or may not have expressed his or her emotions about a given situation with the codependent. If you need a good picture of someone who is codependent, just watch a Hallmark movie. Usually the lead female character is codependent. Codependency is an unhealthy type of relationship.

Self-reliant: Any word with “self” in front of it automatically tends to threaten many evangelical Christians before they even take the chance to understand its context, because if you’re a Christian, you should rely on God for everything, not yourself. (Later I’ll address how certain phrases like this are misused.) One of the best ways to make sense of the prefix is to contrast it with codependency. Instead of waiting for someone’s emotional security to approve of the decisions that you have to make for yourself, you need to rely on yourself for that emotional support.

Push Through It: 12 Ways to Manage Depression during Gaps in Coverage

(Before reading this, you must realize that this article does not constitute formal, professional treatment of depression. These points are only for reading, and you would do well to consult with your mental health provider before proceeding with any of these.)

Depression sucks. One thing that sucks even more is not seeing how you can overcome it. It does not have to overcome you. You can conquer that beast. The ways to do it are simple, but simple doesn’t mean easy. There’s not some complex algorithm for conquering depression. It’s simple. What’s difficult about it is how you feel.

You feel awful. Is that the alarm clock? Snooze. You don’t feel good. How are you supposed to get your life together? Simple? Life ain’t simple. There goes the alarm clock again. Snooze. You think about the day ahead. Will anything be different today? Riiiiiiiiiiiing. Snooze. You think about the energy it will take to work on that project today, and you don’t even feel like you have enough strength to roll out of bed. The alarm clock rings. Snooze. You’re late for work…again.

Yep, you’ve gone to counseling and might even be taking some medicine to help. But what happens when you reach a gap in your health insurance coverage and have no way to get more refills on your prescription? What happens when you’re in between jobs and you cannot afford to go to counseling during that time? You know you need it, and you notice significant differences in how you feel without, but you have no way to get what you need. What do you do now? Below are some tips for making it through those gaps in your coverage.

1. Talk it out. Talk to your counselor and key people in your support system. Let them know your situation. Especially when you talk with your counselor, write down a plan of action listing specific things you will do to manage the depression. As soon as you start feeling bad, text someone in your support system. If you cannot afford counseling, ask your mental health provider if they offer counseling at a reduced fee.

2. Realize that this season is TEMPORARY. This season that you are walking through is only temporary. You won’t feel like this forever, as you WILL be able to get what you need soon.

3. Write down EVERYTHING that helps you when your depression symptoms flare up, and make a plan to do every. single. one. of them. Make a list of at least 10 things. Share these with people in your support system, and get one of them to ask you if you have completed them.

4. Exercise. I know. Trying to get to the gym when you are depressed feels like you might as well be climbing Mt. Everest. Let’s face it, though, you’re not climbing Mt. Everest. You’re probably climbing in your crossover SUV that has cushy leather seats that heat up within seconds of you pushing the button. There are two big cup holders for your YETI tumbler, you’re protected from the cold, and your favorite music comes on the radio. It’s gonna feel like the hardest thing ever to climb out of your portable igloo, walk in the gym and actually pull yourself onto the treadmill, but once you get into the flow of the workout, you just might convince yourself that the payoff is worth the effort to get there.

5. Write down EVERYTHING that you enjoy, and surround yourself with them. I know, right now you don’t feel like you enjoy anything, but you’re lying to yourself. There are things that you enjoy, but the depression is clouding that understanding. That’s why I’m telling you to do this exercise. Make a list of (have you noticed that I like lists?) 50 things that you enjoy. Yep. 50. Make yourself sit down and write out a list of 50 things that you know that you enjoy. You don’t need to have excitable feelings towards them right now in order for them to qualify for your list.

6. Surround yourself with light constantly. During your lunch break, take a walk outside. Sit near windows in your favorite restaurant or coffee shop. Turn on a lamp in your room. Look at beautiful pictures of nature on Pinterest. Surround yourself with bright colors.

7. Join and interact with a support group on social media. Don’t just join, write a post about how you feel and ask for help. When others write posts, comment on them letting people know that you actually understand what they are going through. You’d be surprised at just how supportive people can be.

8. Surround yourself with people who love you. Talk to family. Go to dinner together. Cook, go see a movie with a close friend, visit your local public library. If you notice that your symptoms start to worsen, seek help immediately. Contact your mental health provider, if you can’t reach them, call 911 or a hotline.

9. Educate yourself on depression. As I mentioned in the last point, get a library card from a local public library and check out books on depression. According to the Dewey Decimal System, books on depression are usually in the 616 call number section. Make sure the books are written by people who have worked with people who have depression (read the author’s bio). You need to learn the symptoms and specific things that target each of your symptoms. Your counselor can’t do all the work for you anyways, so while you have the time in between jobs or in between sessions, take time to educate yourself. Other ways to do so include following blogs that talk about depression, follow pinners and boards on Pinterest, read articles (use caution here) online about it. Ask your counselor and people in your support group or support system if they know of any resources on depression.

10. Communicate your needs to people in your support system. A lot of people think that they know what depression is, so they think that they know what is helpful. This can create stress, so one thing you can do to alleviate it is to inform the people in your support system about the things that actually help you manage depression. You might feel embarrassed to even have to bring it up, but the people who are in your support system want to help you because they really value your company.

11. Talk to your pastor or a leader of your congregation. Ask for prayer and support. If you are not connected with a group of people, sign up for a small group. Ask leaders of your congregation if they know of any support groups for people who have depression. While they may not know of any at the time, hopefully it will get them thinking that this is a type of group they need to provide for the members of their congregation.

12. Push through it. Okay, I know. This is one of those pieces of advice that many blogs advise against, and rightfully so. However, you  aren’t doing this in isolation of the plan that you and your counselor have established, and this is certainly not in the context of, “Just pull yourself up by your bootstraps.” There comes a point when you are dealing with depression that you have to acknowledge how you feel and push through the feelings of despair. Just like a flower has to push through the dirt in order to bloom, so you have to push through those difficult blahs in order to see freedom from depression.

You’re not going to feel great when you have to roll out of bed. You’re going to feel like the sky is falling when you realize that you really do need to go to the gym. You’re going to feel awful walking into the library to find books on depression. You’ll feel awkward approaching people in your support system or your pastor for help. You’ll complain that you don’t have anything to enjoy as you to write down the list from #5. But these are things that could help you overcome depression. Don’t you want to conquer your beast? Don’t you want it to subside? Well, then at some point, you’re going to have to look it straight in the face and say, “No. Not today. I refuse to let you keep holding me back today. Today, no matter how difficult it feels, I choose to get up. I choose to push through the pain. I choose to rise.”

Friend, choose to rise today. Choose to push through it.


Customer Service – 15 Ways to Make your Company Stand Out

Let’s face it, not everyone who works in the customer service industry knows how to provide quality customer service. This industry includes retail, restaurants, medical centers, counseling clinics, car dealerships, insurance companies, cable providers, energy providers, event planners, nursing homes, universities, churches, nonprofit organizations, and any vocation in which you are directly providing goods or services to people. These come from several years of experience in customer service and from personal experiences.

1. You are your client’s (customer’s or patient’s) advocate. While in your job you may serve as a proponent of the company, to your client, customer, or patient, you are the company. This means that how you treat your customers comes across as how the company treats its customers. If you notice that a coworker is not treating a customer or client with respect, report it immediately to your supervisor. Give it some time and follow up with your supervisor. Customers a lot of times don’t feel like they have a voice with a company when one of its employees has been rude to them.

2. How you, as an individual employee of your company, act in public represents the brand to the world. In many businesses, particularly the fashion world, you’ll hear the term “brand ambassador.” On the reality show “House of DVF,” contestants compete for the coveted position of brand ambassador for Diane Von Furstenberg. They are evaluated by Diane and her team based upon their potential to succeed in representing the brand of DVF to the world. Each week we see contestants struggle with their desire to be noticed as individuals and to fit in as a DVF brand ambassador. This criteria is important as it reflects the power of one employee to alter the perspective of his or her clients.

3. Don’t ask for permission from your boss to go the extra mile for your customers. Just do it. I visited a well-known bakery in Birmingham, Alabama recently and ordered some macarons. The girl handed me my bag, which is odd for macarons to be served in a bag, and my change, and she quickly shut the cash drawer. Upon receiving my change, I noticed that she gave me five one-dollar bills instead of a five-dollar bill. I asked her if she had a five-dollar bill, and this is where my frustration continued. Instead of taking the initiative to go get her boss to reopen the cash drawer, she stood their and gave me this monologue about how she didn’t know how to open the cash drawer after a transaction, and she concluded with, “I can go get my manager to reopen it.” 

Customers don’t need to know the inner workings of your business, and they shouldn’t be expected to. You’re the one who works there, so if you can’t figure out how to do something, don’t try to explain it to your customers as a means of trying to get them to go away. You’re getting paid to do your job, so do your job.

4. If there’s a sign in your store that says that something is on sale, it is YOUR responsibility (not the the customer’s) to know about it. You need to know about the sales going on in your store. I can’t tell you how many times a clerk rang up my items incorrectly and then looked at me like I was some kind of woodland creature when I mentioned the sale sign. “Do you want me to get someone to check?” No. I want you to know about the sale in the first place. You should know that information, and don’t make your customers feel awkward about pointing it out to you.

5. A sale sign that is still posted after the expired date must be honored without you popping an attitude. If there is a sale sign, then the sale price is still valid. You cannot leave a sale sign up and then refuse to honor the sale price when a customer mentions it. Do not punish the customer for you not doing your job, when you should have taken the sign down already.

6. Anticipate the needs of your customer. Pay attention to your customers. The best employees anticipate the needs of their customers and act upon them instead of waiting for their customers to ask. For example, when you wait tables, don’t wait for your customers to ask for refills. Glance over at your tables frequently.

7. Read between the lines when your customer asks for something. In other words, don’t take the words of your client at face value. You will need to interpret what your customer is trying to say. Your customers likely don’t know the lingo of your workplace or your field of work. They shouldn’t have to. That’s your job.

8. Be careful how you communicate the rules of your business to customers. This goes back to you being an advocate for your clients and customers. If a customer brings back an item to return after the allotted period of time, instead of just telling the customer, “No,” find a solution that will work for you and the customer. If a customer is standing in line but not in the right place, honor the fact that he or she was there first. During the transaction, quietly communicate where the line is supposed to start, then later on, make natural boundaries for lines so there won’t be anymore confusion.

9. If you work for a retail company and you ask for personal information from your customer, explain to the customer why you need this information and how it will be used. Do not coldly ask your customers for their phone numbers or email addresses. You are not entitled to that information. The company is not entitled to that information. If customers tell you that they don’t want to give you a phone number or an email address, then do not give them an attitude about it. They don’t owe you anything, so don’t make them feel like they do.

10. Stop. answering. the. phone. IN FRONT. of. another. customer. Many retailers use this as a model to close more deals and to maintain efficiency in their work. However, this will hurt your business in the long run. The driving motivator now behind company success isn’t the product itself. Customers now seek an emotional connection with the product or the brand as a whole. If you have a customer standing in front of you who has made the effort to show up to your store in person and in the middle of the sell you take a phone call – even if it’s just to put the other person on hold (which is an even more awful idea) – you ruin the rapport you’ve built with the customer in your store, and you end up leaving both customers on hold so that your company can stand on and take advantage of the willing patience of your customers. “But I don’t want to miss a customer,” you say, and I understand your predicament. However, I also understand that the current model isn’t working, and something needs to change.

11. Stop closing the restroom during your busiest hours.

12. If your answer to a customer is, “no,” always have an alternative solution to offer. Chances are that you have a better solution to offer your customers. Can’t think of anything else? Make sure to do the following point.

13. Write down every possible scenario that you can imagine and come up with at least three to four (five to seven if you’re feeling extra ambitious) realistic solutions for each scenario. This will stretch you. You need to be able to think on your feet when you are with your customers, and having multiple solutions ready will make situations less awkward.

14. It’s okay if you make a mistake. If you make a mistake, just own it and correct it as soon as you notice it. Don’t wait until the problem gets bigger to solve it. If you don’t know how to correct it, ask your manager or a coworker for help. That’s one of the best parts about working with a team, you don’t have to solve everything on your own.

15. Make conversation with customers on the phone. Especially if your customer is calling from a different location, you can make it as simple as asking them about the weather, or you can make it more exciting by asking about their favorite sports team from their location or about something their location is known for. Genuine connections will keep your customers engaged with and excited about your company.

Yes, It is Okay for a Christian to Go to a Counselor


A colleague of mine recently posted a video of a mega-church pastor who openly shares his opinion of whether or not Christians should go to counseling.

Spoiler Alert: The pastor does not think that Christians should go to counseling. Okay, he thinks that Christians can go to counseling but only under certain unclear circumstances.

The video ruffled some feathers of mine, so I’m going to try my best to articulate my response to it without letting my emotions get the best of me. Oh wait, Christians don’t have emotions.

1. Christians aren’t immune to problems, especially problems that aren’t so easily explained by spiritual responses. Everyone has problems. Just because someone becomes a Christian doesn’t mean that he or she automatically becomes a safe person to talk to, and it sure as anything else doesn’t mean that he or she is automatically a seasoned counselor. Not every problem or emotional wound can be healed by throwing jumbled-up words together and calling it prayer.

2. Licensed professional counselors spend several years of their lives preparing for their careers. It takes several years of education and experience before a licensing board will even consider reviewing a candidate for licensure. Many people think that a counselor just up and decided on the job last minute and, voila, now is a counselor. They don’t realize the extensive training it requires post-graduation.

3. It’s foolish and arrogant to talk about a field of which you have no experience. This whole video reveals the pastor’s ignorance of not only the counseling field, but of the mental health field as a whole. A counselor is not the same thing as a psychiatrist. These are two totally different jobs.

4. The mental health community hosts a range of models for therapeutic care, and many professionals in this community disagree with each other in regards to these theoretical models. One example of a disagreement is that between persons who uphold a medical model of therapy and a person-centered model of therapy. The medical model sees all forms of mental illness as being represented by a diagnosis and points to various treatment options for a given diagnosis. The person-centered model despises the idea of a diagnosis for fear that it inaccurately labels clients and thus hinders treatment.

5. A healthy, Christian community does not in any way replace the years of education and experience that licensed counselors have subjected themselves to. I understand that we all want to make the world a better place and that we all want people to be nice to each other and not talk about each other behind their backs and everyone all be perfect, wise counselors to each other, but that’s not how things are in the world this side of the new heavens and new earth. There is still much work to be done, and it is irresponsible to subject people to more hurt and pain because of your insistence that we live in some alternate reality.

6. Licensed professional counselors are required to abide by a code of ethics that protect the wellbeing of clients, including their spiritual wellbeing. Based on your video, I’m assuming that you didn’t see this part about counseling ethics. Counselors are exhorted to encourage clients to draw upon their spirituality for healing and growth. This means that an atheistic licensed counselor is required by his or her state licensing board to encourage Christian clients to draw upon their communities for support.

7. “All clients must deal with their issues alone in isolation,” said no ethical counselor ever. A wise counselor will encourage clients to look to their communities and the people in their lives for support while in counseling. Counselors don’t use confidentiality in the way that Todd says they do. Confidentiality protects clients from future harm, because while it provides a safe environment for clients to talk about anything without fear of condemnation (which most people in church don’t know how to restrain), confidentiality also has its limits. There are many instances in which counselors are required by law to break confidentiality for the sake of their clients’ wellbeing.

This is the end of the post, but if you want to read further, I’ve included my response to a friend trying to clarify the intentions of the pastor:

I appreciate your attempt to clarify, and I saw in the video what you are explaining, but if the video truly is an exhortation of the church, like you say it is, then they wouldn’t have titled it, “Is it Okay for a Christian to go to a Counselor.”

So many of the statements that Todd makes about the LPC field reflect a lack of understanding on his part of the profession, and what annoys me about his approach to the conversation is how he doesn’t admit by verbal expression that he has no training whatsoever in this field, a field that requires many years of education and experience before one can even be considered a candidate for licensure (Would he be okay with an LPC telling him how to preach when the LPC has no experience preaching?). Todd’s comments show ignorance on his part about how counseling ethics actually work, and he needs to adopt and communicate some humility in his discussion. Yes, I hear you, he may just be the most humble person in the world, but you have to admit that his remarks do not convey humility.

Licensed professional counselors don’t use confidentiality to hide behind it, but so many clients suffer from very sensitive issues that their little small groups just aren’t equipped to handle to the degree that they need handled. You wouldn’t tell someone who had been raped by a pastor to go talk to his or her small group about it. That’s dumb and irresponsible.

Also, an ethical counselor would never suggest to a client that he or she live in isolation. A lot of the work that is done in counseling is to help clients develop healthy relationships so that when counseling is done, they can rely on skills they’ve acquired in session and use them outside of counseling in community with other people.

If in the video they really intend to exhort the church, don’t use the LPC field as “Exhibit A” of how the church has failed.

While failures in the church contribute to many unfortunate circumstances in society, it is incorrect to state, as Todd stated in the video, that the LPC field is a direct result of the church not doing its job. This is an arrogant claim (and in technical terms is a . Has the car repair industry arisen because a person’s small group doesn’t know how to change the oil? Has the fast food industry exploded because someone’s small group doesn’t no how to flip hamburgers?

Yes, I agree with you in that the church needs to be exhorted in how it handles people’s issues, but I also recognize that a lot of people don’t have the luxury of a healthy small group or a healthy Christian community, and even when a person has a healthy small group, that still does not replace the years of education and experience that a licensed professional counselor has subjected himself or herself to.

Happy New Year

It’s a new year. All I can say is, “Thank you, Lord.” Last year brought a lot of heartache for my family and me, and I’m looking and praying for hope in this new year.

Have you thought about what you want to accomplish this year? Your resolutions? We’ll get to those next post. For now though, let’s think about the year as a whole. Let’s use the imagery of skiing. Imagine that you’re at the top of a ski slope and you’re looking down on the year ahead. Ask yourself these questions:

  • As you look over the course of the year, what do you see?
  • Does the slope look green, blue, or black?
  • Does it have smooth slopes or a bunch of moguls (no, Harry Potter fans, I’m not referring to muggles, although both can be quite a pain) everywhere?
  • What kind of terrain can you see? Freshies, powder, slush?
  • Did you wear the right gear? Do you feel prepared for the year ahead?

You see, when it comes to thinking ahead, the moment seems quiet. You’re at the top of the slope, and all you see around you are peaks of bright, powdery mountains, and it’s quiet. It seems peaceful and then you start down the mountain. Gliding along until you face unexpected circumstances. This year will no doubt throw you some curve balls, but don’t be distracted by the unexpected or become stuck by what caught you off guard.

I’m not sure what your faith is or if you have a faith, but I believe that everyone needs prayer. You have so much to offer this world, and I’m praying that you will be healthy in every aspect of your life, that you will find your voice, and that you will use it to strengthen this world. May God bless you and keep you, and may Christ show you his strength and hope.

What I Dislike about Hallmark Christmas Movies

If you celebrate Christmas in Amercia, I’m sure you’ve seen at least one cheesy Christmas movie featured on the Hallmark Channel. I’ll start with a list of items that must be present in order for a movie to air on these channels, and then I will begin my rant.
Must-Haves for a Hallmark Christmas Movie:

  • A female main character who lives in a big, modern, progressive city with a high-status job in the career field she’s always dreamed about
  • A male supporting role character who is the romantic counterpart of the female main character
  • A family member of the main character, usually a parent, who passes away and leaves an inheritance in the form of a small-town family business that has supported the emotional morale of the small town for many generations
  • A semi-handsome male main character who knows the family business and has been dubbed the interim keeper of the grounds until the female main character moves back home
  • A visit home that the female main character swears will be a short one but ends up being longer
  • Several meet cutes between the female main character and the male main character that turn into dates and into convincing the female lead that she needs to stay in the small town and run the family business
  • A crisis that separates the two main characters
  • A happy ending that brings them back together
  • So, those are the must-haves for a Hallmark Christmas movie. 

Now I begin my discussion of dissatisfaction with these movies.
1. All of these movies hate on the city life. I know that you aren’t supposed to speak in such extremes, using all-or-none thinking, but I have yet to see a Hallmark Christmas movie that celebrates people who live in the city. What’s so wrong about city life? Is it sinful? Is it unbiblical to live in an urban setting? Why is urban life always portrayed negatively in these movies? I don’t get it.

2. None of these movies address the sinfulness that goes on in small towns. In case you’ve never lived in a small town, they thrive on gossip and as much manipulation as big cities do. It’s not the physical location itself that’s the problem. It’s the people who live in it that make up the issues within it.

3. According to the Hallmark Channel, it’s perfectly fine for a Christian woman to date two men at the same time without there being any consequences or without either of the men getting upset about it. Have you noticed this in these movies? I just can’t. And the female lead is never shown as having a backbone or standing up for herself. If she tries to stand up for herself, other characters call her selfish.

4. The female main character always gives up a career that she is passionate about in the city. This is usually because she feels bad about letting other people (whom she barely knows) down, and she can’t stand the thought of doing so. Why can’t one of these movies show a female main character who is joyful as a single woman and pursues a career that she is passionate about, one in which she can use her many talents?

5. Neither of the two men she dates is willing to move to where she can pursue her career, but both of them usually have jobs that are transferable to another state. Hm.

6. The female main character usually becomes underemployed and takes a job that is well below her intellect and skill level. Then she usually makes a stupid decision that her career should have taught against. Why is the female role shown in this light? Does this mean that a Christian woman has to dumb herself down, silence her visions, and settle with underemployment in order to live a godly life? Unfortunately this is a caricature that is often portrayed of women in the Christian world, but women in the Bible are shown as having more courage than this.

I’m not adding a seventh point to this list because the number seven usually indicates completion, and these movies are anything but complete. That’s the end of my rant for now.

The Day Has Come {Advent: December 25}

The day has come;

Hope has come.

No longer do we fear

The setting of the sun.

Though darkness rises, it too must fall

And see the glory of broken chains,

One for all.

No more sorrow, no more pain, no more suffering will end this game, for dawn appears just there along the horizon, why do you fear when all our hope keeps arisin.’

No more fear, no more pain. Only love like cleansing rain, come wash over me your cleansing flood, let me see the glory of the risen Son.