Why so Angry?

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“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” (James 1:19-20) We live in a day when people just seem unhappy, in an article that Forbes magazine wrote a few […]

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Hope for difficult times

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“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.” Jesus proclamation as recorded by Luke is so profound in that Jesus was stating that Gods hand was on Him to proclaim the good news of salvation and deliverance. So many people in that time […]

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A Divine Partnership

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My professor shared this devotional with me and it truly spoke to my heart. I wanted to pass it along to you and I hope it truly ministered to you today. My Spirit and Partnership by Brian Houston , Hillsong Church “I believe in divine partnerships – that God connects people together for Kingdom purposes. Did […]

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Social Skills: A Polite Request

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I have the privilege of working with several families in the community. A consistent struggle that many families struggle with is the development of healthy communication and social skills. This struggle can be caused by number of factors some would say it’s because of technology, while others would say its due to media and our […]

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God and Only God

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 It is 8:30 in the morning and I am sitting at my dining room table drinking my coffee.  This certainly is not my favorite place for this activity.  I love sitting on my back patio in the warm morning air enjoying the last moments of peace before my day starts.  Since we are still technically […]

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Confident in God

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“Dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming” (1 John 2:28) We stand at the beginning of a new year, yes 2018 is here and for some we look at the New Year with joy and expectation meanwhile for others there may be a very […]

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Whats Left Behind

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“You shall never fail to have a successor to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your descendants are careful in all they do to walk before me faithfully as you have done.” 1 Kings 8:25 Who will build on the legacy that we leave once we are gone? I think this […]

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Unexpected Acceptance

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It is hard to believe that we are officially in 2018, it appears the Christmas Holiday came and went so quickly. Everyone seemed to be in a rush buying gifts, going to family gatherings and just being busy. As I reflect upon the last few weeks I appreciate a few moments when we slowed down […]

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Empathy

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One of my favorite Love and Logic quotes is “Empathy opens the heart and mind to learning” (Dr. Charles Fay). Empathy is one of the most misunderstood skills to learn for most people. I like to encourage people to start their understanding of “empathy” by defining what it means in comparison to “sympathy’. Empathy is […]

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The Shattered Self

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The journey of life can be bring forth times of great joy and happiness, but on other occasion’s times of great anger, sorrow and hurt. How do we manage those feelings when we are consumed with hurt, disappointment, rejection and regret. For example, this can be seen in the paradigm of relationships. When we are […]

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