Category Archives: mental health

Care for soul-wounds

It’s almost impossible to convey the love of Christ to people when you feel hostile toward them. Be kind. Life’s ups and downs shouldn’t be a Ferris Wheel, endlessly repeating, but a mountain railroad taking you to a lovely destination. … Continue reading

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Has churchianity become emptianity?

Has church become “emptianity,” a passive version of Christianity unable to produce inner peace and lasting transformation? Perhaps church should be like a theme park where people take action and actually do things, not a like a parking lot where … Continue reading

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For the best defense, don’t take offense

Life offers many opportunities to be offended. Try not to take them. Taking offense is a huge expense that can bankrupt relationships and separate friends. The “take offense — get angry — hold resentment” sequence doesn’t make sense. Perhaps we should … Continue reading

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Fabulous faith will unravel your guilt quilt

If your faith isn’t fabulous, perhaps you’re stuck in a religious rut. Too often Christians in church look tranquilized rather than mobilized. Sometimes the mission of the church seems to be to satisfy and entertain Christians rather than to share Jesus’ … Continue reading

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What we have here is a failure to appreciate!

Sadness, discouragement, disappointment? What we have here is a failure to appreciate! Without an inner foundation to stand on and a seat belt to secure you in crashes; life can be overwhelming. It’s much easier to be driven by feelings and … Continue reading

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First century therapy groups . . .

A First Century Therapy Group . . . –The early Christ-followers formed therapy groups to help them heal from the dysfunction in their culture and in their personal lives. There is a description of how those therapy groups met to … Continue reading

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Go relevant!

Go relevant.

Posted in attributes of mental health, contentment, He is risen, inner peace, Jesus is alive, joy, love, mental health, mental health note, peace of mind, practical religion, real world, religion, resurrection, resurrection of Jesus, resurrection power, risen from the dead, risen Jesus, Uncategorized, We serve a risen Savior | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment