Monthly archive for April 2007

Fresh Breeze or Threatening Storms

Fresh Breeze or Threatening Storms

Change is sometimes welcomed and at other times is very troubling. There are times that we long for something new. The old routines of life can get rather monotonous and tedious. They cause us to lose interest and search for fresh experiences or relationships. This can be a sign of desiring to grow. There are times we long for something familiar. The constant barrage of change can be exhausting and unsettling. The onslaught of the unexpected can cause us to feel off balance, threatened and fearful. This can be a sign of desiring stability. Most of us find that a rhythm of stability and change can be a wonderful balance in life. Unfortunately, we do not have complete control on the ebb and flow of life experiences. What we need is to find our “ sails and anchors.” Sails are those attitudes that help us catch fresh breezes that will move

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Spring Forward Over Food Fads

I’m Not Talking About Bell Bottoms Fads don’t just apply to clothing and hairstyles anymore. Food and diet fads surround us and constantly vie for our attention! For example, most of us have a girlfriend who told us about the “miraculous” Cabbage Soup diet she adopted for a few weeks in order to fit into a dress for an upcoming wedding. Or we’ve heard the “personal testimony” on TV about the ultra low-carbohydrate dieter who achieved a brand new body just in time for swimsuit season. Even when shopping the aisles at the supermarket, our senses are bombarded by the latest trends in diet-friendly foods and supplements. Unfortunately, food and diet fads are everywhere, and it is up to each of us to filter out those gimmick-laden messages and stick to what works for the long term and what is safe for our total health. Food Fads Impact Health, Not

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Uprooting the Heart

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. – Colossians 3 :1-2 As a professional counselor, I have visited the hearts and minds of countless individuals. It’s important for me to know how a person feels and thinks before I can identify, with help from God, the root or source of the person’s wounds and then help him or her heal. In the same way, the Lord desires to uproot the areas of our hearts and minds that bear rotten or painful fruit—or perhaps no fruit at all. Our God is passionate for us to have a thriving garden in our hearts and minds. If our minds are focused on our problems, our failures, our weaknesses or our inabilities, we will produce the fruit of doubt

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