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Mental Health

In Memory Of Leon Gobold

"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints." God

Often in memory of somebody who has departed from this world we only focus on the flowery positive. Just look at the last sentence to see how it is constructed. I...
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Is Jesus All You Need for Emotional Healing?

All my life I've watched people stand up in church and tearfully tell how all their problems were solved by inviting Jesus into their heart (a phrase not found in the Bible, btw.) And all my life, their claims bothered me. I just didn't buy it. No therapy. No counseling. No journaling. No learning. No soul searching. No recovery. Their testimonies implied that Jesus healed everything from pain from narcissistic abuse to addiction with absolutely no effort on their part, no...
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Mental Health

True Failure

"For a saint is just a sinner who fell down, And got up"  Donnie Mcclurkin 

"But nothing is perfect in God's perfect plan" Neil Young 

They say nothing is certain but death and taxes but I got to throw in troubles. I never had a day...
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Mental Health

The Heart Of A Champion

"Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing" Vince Lombardi 

"So many have run miles only to wake up lost and realizing they have traveled in the wrong direction." FeatherLeaf

Machismo is the teaching that a man must be brave and strong. But it goes further than...
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Mental Health


"Some folks are born silver spoon in hand" John Fogerty 

Let's face it despite rumors to the contrary we are all not created equal. God knows we all don't have equal opportunity either. The only equality that will exist is when we come before God.
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Spiritual Attitudes

Grateful for Dirty Laundry

Rarely is someone happy about doing the dishes, having to work late or doing the laundry, but we can take a moment to consider the blessing in these tasks and feel grateful. Having a grateful attitude is more positive for our mental, spiritual and overall health.

What is Gratitude

Gratitude is a spiritual and mental health benefit that makes us appreciate our blessings and even appreciate our trials. It lets us see our everyday items and responsibilities as reminders of the quality of life we...
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Mental Health

The Psychology Of Superiority

"Every man's home is his castle"

"The root of superiority is found in inferiority" FeatherLeaf

What is the drive to be number one? How does one measure supremacy? Why have so many sought to conquer the world when they could not control even self? 
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Mental Health

Jesus Christ Was A Pacifist

"But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also." Jesus 

"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate...
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Mental Health

The Big Picture

"And in the end, The love you take, Is equal to the love you make" Lennon & McCartney

Though it is an ambiguous and abstract statement I am going to say that the meaning of life is ingrained in being loved and loving others but in the opposite order.
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Spiritual Practices and Rituals

Expanding Your Spiritual Consciousness

Expanding your spiritual consciousness describes a type of spiritual awareness. An increasing awakening  to that divine connection within us, our spiritual selves. It impacts how we perceive the world around us.

If we look at the world's major religions, we see a commonality that they are meant...
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Mental Health

The Blessings Of Mental Illness

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." God

The glass may be filled only a third of the way dismissing all ambiguity in the matter, but at least there is some water.
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Movie Mentoring

The Challenges of Trying to Change Who You Are

When I saw this little plaque, I immediately knew it had to be though the design clearly screams "nursery room decor."

I will never forget the moment when I heard a friend of mine, a young mom-to-be, look down at her growing belly and utter these words:

I can't wait to meet my daughter and find out who she is!

I'll be honest - I looked right at her, scanning her face for the...
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