God Is Bigger Than Your Discouragement

Fear and discouragement attack everybody.  They affect those who have public, visible roles in God’s work.  But they also affect those of us who have less prominent yet just as significant roles in the eyes of the Lord. Every Christian has a calling.  And fear of some sort wants to discourage us and interrupt that […]

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The Choleric Temperament Experiences Stress When Not In The Alpha Role

THIRD IN A SERIES OF SIX BLOG POSTINGS The uncertainties of life can cause every one of us to experience some degree of emotional strain and stress.  Aside from the basic, innate human responses to stress, each of the five inborn temperaments causes the individual to be predisposed to certain predictable tendencies in their emotional […]

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Anxiety: The Storm Within – Finding Shelter Through Learning to Trust God

If you’re struggling with anxiety, you certainly know how uncomfortable that can be. Anxiety is like a storm brewing inside of you. It can feel every bit as ominous, loud, and powerful as the wind, thunder, and lightning that accompany a Kentucky thunderstorm. Agitation, irritation, fear, negative thinking, and more—all mixing at once. You might […]

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Social Media Robs Us Of Healthy Authenticity, Belonging, And Community

ROOTS OF ANXIETY    1) Social media robs us of healthy authenticity, belonging, and community Constant engagement in the world of social media promises an escape from the reality of the challenging world in which we live.  Our culture has pandemicly bought into the illusion that online, virtual connection, conversation, and community will bring the […]

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What does the bible say about mental health and what we can learn from it?

When we read the scriptures, we see that God does not speak of mental health with psychological terms, but instead speaks of life issues and generalized narratives. He speaks of the renewal of our mind because its in the mind that we fight our greatest battles.  When we are depressed, we act depressed because we […]

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Broken To Be Made Whole

When Jesus was on earth, a primary focus of His teaching was to debunk some myths about God and faith that the people had accepted.  For example, the spiritual leaders of Jesus’ day made the outside, what people saw, the focus of faith.  It was all about following the rules, keeping up appearances, and looking […]

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