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3 03, 2016

Revoking Lies

By | 2017-06-25T20:27:23+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Years ago when I was disciplining my son, he said, “I know you hate me and think I’m stupid.” In the moment, I thought he was just being dramatic. Then I noticed a pattern over the next couple weeks. Every time my husband or I disciplined him he would repeat that same sentence. One day as he was stomping up the stairs and repeating that same phrase. I stopped him mid-way up the stairs and [...]

12 02, 2016

Let’s Talk Witchcraft

By | 2016-02-14T16:40:32+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

All things belong to the Lord. He’s clear about that. And inside of that reality, he still gives limitations. Scripture condemns witchcraft for instance, and yet there are times in biblical history where God’s people are commanded to do things that would seem to the modern reader to be very “witchcrafty.” For instance, God instructs his people at one point to look at a statue of a snake on a stick in order to be [...]

30 01, 2016

Highlights from our China trip

By | 2017-06-25T20:27:23+00:00 January 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The way this trip came about was completely miraculous. A prayer that revealed the meaning behind a recurring dream to an invitation in less then 3 months, followed by receiving the funds in 2 days to a trip within a few weeks. Amazing how God works. We could not deny this trip was the plan of the Lord; his hand was all over it. The timing was a little rough. Sarah and I had been [...]

29 01, 2016

Sabotage to Redemption

By | 2017-06-25T20:27:23+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

For years now, I’ve noticed a pattern. I have this self-sabotage thing going on. Whenever I make a plan to get healthy, to get in shape, or do something that will improve my health and livelihood. Something always happens. Some kind of physical symptom… years ago when I was running, I got pneumonia a month before the 5k. By the time the race occurred, I had lost mileage. Typically it’s something subtler like a cold [...]

13 01, 2016

Let’s Talk Imago

By | 2017-06-25T20:27:23+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

“Imago Theory” is about attraction, about chemistry. It’s a theory about why we’re attracted to one person and not another. It was developed and popularized by Harville Hendrix in his book, “Keeping The Love You Find.” The theory asserts that we all form something like a “snapshot” in the guts of our original attachments (usually mother and father). We go through our lives carrying that profile of our original attachments and we are attracted to [...]

13 01, 2016

Contribution

By | 2017-06-25T20:27:23+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Watching Outlander recently. I’m struck by the drudgery and manual labor that were a normal day-in-the-life even as near as 100 years ago. Up until very recently the world had never significantly changed. People worked the land and home from sun up to sun down to keep basic necessities going. You fed animals and cleaned stalls, kneaded bread and churned butter. Makes me think about my emphasis on "contribution to the story." All my adult [...]

9 01, 2016

Let’s Talk about Reiki & Acupuncture

By | 2017-06-25T20:27:23+00:00 January 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

"Reiki" energy healing is a model where the practitioner moves their hands over the client's body in order to manipulate/re-order the body's energy movement. The Reiki practitioner is intending to do the same thing that an acupuncturist is doing. Acupuncture needles are placed in points along one of the body's Meridian lines (or energy lines). These lines in the body are like currents in water. At the subatomic level of creation everything is in motion. [...]

8 01, 2016

Do you want to be healed?

By | 2017-06-25T20:27:23+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do you want to be healed? Could you be your own block to freedom? Jesus asked, “Do you want to be well?” in John 5. Why, because even when it comes to healing God is not going to override our free will.  We need to be on board. The question is... Do you want to change? Do you want to be healed? I know it sounds like a ridiculous question.  After all who wouldn’t want [...]

7 01, 2016

How To Cure Anxiety

By | 2017-06-25T20:27:23+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We live in a world that responds to emotional problems with medication. The plethora of anxiety medications can be helpful to varying degrees but they also come with their own lists of side effects. There is another way to cure anxiety; resolve it at the root. Mind-body psychology can help a person find the original root to anxiety. No one struggles with anxiety for no reason. Everything has a reasonable beginning place, even if it [...]

6 01, 2016

Identity crisis

By | 2017-06-25T20:27:23+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

My youngest son has changed a little over time until he started to become very different and not in a good way.  He has always been defined by his loving, caring, tender nature.  However lately he’s been rude, quick to anger and disrespectful.  I’ve been talking to him a lot about his uncharacteristic behavior. We’ve disciplined him and talked with him and it’s been very enlightening, yet his behavior continued to decline.  I could see [...]