Shame Has Two Sides

Allow me to share one of the most meaningful quotes I’ve ever heard: “We teach what we know, but we reproduce who we are.”  I teach this principle in my counseling practice nearly every day.  I’ve tried to engrain it into my adult children ever since the day I first heard it.  I strive to […]

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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 Melancholy Temperament Predisposes A Person To Depression

SECOND IN A SERIES OF SIX BLOG POSTINGS  The Melancholy – sometimes referred to as the “black” temperament because it is often tormented with black moods – inclines the individual to spend a great deal of time ruminating in their mind.  Dwelling on past hurts and failures.  Visualizing experiences of rejection and criticism.  Replaying messages […]

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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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