Addictions and Rational Thinking

Rational thought is an important attribute of a functioning human. It is our logic and reasoning that make us stand out from all of God's creation Sadly, addiction can inhibit rational thinking in very detrimental ways. Many people wonder why someone with an addiction can’t just stop drinking or doing drugs. It turns out that... Continue Reading →

Out of Your Hands

Meaghan If it’s out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind, too. Throughout my years in recovery, I’ve spent a lot of time learning how to let things go: the relationship that failed, the job I didn’t get, the money I blew on things I didn’t need; the pain, guilt, shame, worthlessness, and... Continue Reading →

Remembering Stillness, Reclaiming Silence

Awkward silence succumbs to comfortable quietness. I love stillness. When I find it and remain there long enough it changes me. When before I had been anxious, I there find peace. When previously confused, I then find clarity. When I enter with discouragement, I leave with hope. I have reaped so many blessings from this... Continue Reading →

If, Then…

One of the basic "laws" of God is very practical and simple... so simple, that even a child can understand it, and decide to abide by it. Are you ready? If .... and Then. What does that mean? Here are a few examples. Isaiah 1: 19 If you are willing and obey, you will eat the... Continue Reading →

Malice, Ignorance and Wisdom

Macice or Ignorance... which comes first? And what's the antidote? SInce the Bible says the heart is desperately wicked, there could easily be an argument that malice comes first. But then, where might ignorance come in? Not knowing and understanding the truth. Therefore we make our own judgements, get hurt, offended, jealous, angry, vengeful, resentful... Continue Reading →

Self Worth

Most people do not realize that you are responsible for your own self worth. What do I mean by this? “As a man believes about himself so he is” If you are still carrying around baggage from your past, not knowing your temperament strengths and weaknesses, keep carrying your baggage around from one relationship, one... Continue Reading →

Expectations II – Expectations vs. Hope

Perhaps you have heard the saying: "Expectations are premeditated resentments." I believe this slogan, which apparently originated in 12-step programs, contains some useful, practical information for all of us about the psychology of expectations. Its wisdom can be derived by acknowledging two psychological facts: First, merely expecting something to happen will not make it happen. Developmental psychologist... Continue Reading →

Expectations

Expectations are a very powerful factor in our emotional wellbeing. Have you ever noticed that when you place unrealistic expectations on yourself or someone else, and those expectations are not met... what happens? Today, I am not focusing on expectations in relationships, rather in our team building efforts. So, want to know a major component... Continue Reading →

Faith: The Substance

Hebrews 11:1The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd. Faith in God is not static. It’s not... Continue Reading →

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