Forward Movement

I learned a long time ago, that if you are not moving forward, you are moving backward. There is no standing still. Life is designed to be moving forward. Life is not static, or fixed. Though it may feel like it at times; we may say things like, "I feel stuck." Or, "I feel like... Continue Reading →

Dealing with Darkness

Psalm 139:12 tells us: "Even the darkness hides nothing from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You." It's important to know that God is not hindered by our darkness. We may feel intimidated, shamed, fearful of the darkness that we perceive in our hearts,... Continue Reading →

Are You Ready for the LIVES?

EIS LIVE MONDAY'S AT 6PM EST! Get ready for EIS LIVE! We are in pre-production! Shooting for a launch in about 2 weeks, "EIS LIVE!" will be broadcast LIVE on Facebook at 6PM Monday evenings. This will be a live broadcast featuring interviews with professionals in the field of counseling, relationships, addiction, trauma and many... Continue Reading →

Victimism, Narcissism, and Entitlement

nar·cis·sist/ˈnärsəsəst/noun A person who has an excessive interest in or admiration of themselves."narcissists think the world revolves around them" Victim mentality: is an acquired personality trait in which a person tends to recognize or consider themselves as a victim of the negative actions of others, and to behave as if this were the case in the face of contrary... Continue Reading →

Tolerance Vs. Grace

We tend to hold standards up for ourselves and others. Largely depending on temperament, the high standards we may set, will be more towards ourselves, or others first and more severely. In the context of working with others, it's tricky sometimes to hold a high standard and give grace to others when they don't meet... Continue Reading →

Honesty, Integrity and Character

This is a true statement. As in my previous post concerning wisdom however, it is not merely "learned behavior"... it is the adoption of a way of life, that is constrained by a moral compass. The reason "anyone can develop both honesty and integrity", is that, we are all created in God's image, and He... Continue Reading →

Maturity

Emotional maturity. Is it a destination? After all, if we are perceiving immaturity, we would say, well, I/you need to grow up, (another destination). Unfortunately, merely getting older does not create maturity. Maturity is developed when you engage on some level, in a process, or life pursuit that facilitates a maturing process. In other words,... Continue Reading →

Wisdom

Proverbs 4:7 "The beginning of wisdom is to acquire wisdom. Acquire understanding with all that you have." One of the definition os "acquire" is: gain control of, possess. It's not mere learning, as you can learn and learn, without ever coming to the knowledge of the truth. It's more... it's implication is more like: seeing... Continue Reading →

Protect and Deflect

What do we mean by "protect and deflect?" When we, for multitudes of reasons, will not or cannot accept something that challenges us, on any level, we may, choose to protect ourselves by deflecting the issue. How? One way is saving face. Another is blame shifting. Passing the buck. Shirking responsibility. Making justifications and excuses.... Continue Reading →

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