Anger, Jealousy, Sadness, Self-Rejection …

When we are children, and we have a problem with someone, we get angry. For whatever reason, that anger pushes the problem away; we get the result we want. It happens a second time — we react with anger — and now we know if we get angry we push the problem away. Then we practice and practice, until we become masters of anger. In the same way, we become masters of jealousy, masters of sadness, masters of self-rejection.

All of our drama and suffering is by practice. We make an agreement with ourselves, and we practice that agreement until it […]

By | February 10th, 2016|Categories: Healthy Living, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hallmarks & 5 Types of Narcissustic Moms

Mothers Who Can’t Love

by Dr  Susan Forward PhD

The Hallmark of a Narcissistic Mother –

The hallmark of all these mothers is a lack of empathy, and their intense self-centeredness blinds them to the suffering they create. They rarely step out of themselves to see things from your point of view. All they know is that they want what they want, and need what they need, and they find it difficult, if not impossible, to make the connection between their demons and the hurtful actions that come to define their relationship with you.

Five Recognizable Types of Narcissistic Mothers
• THE SEVERELY NARCISSISTIC MOTHER […]

By | August 8th, 2015|Categories: Counseling Women, Healthy Living, Recovery|0 Comments

Serenity Prayer (complete version)

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

(Although known most widely in its abbreviated form above,
the entire prayer reads as follows…)

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

By | August 8th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Paraphrase of 23rd Psalm

“God Has My Back” – 23rd Psalm

God has my back – I have everything I need.

God has my back – I sleep comfortably and safely under His protection and watchful eye.

God has my back – I drink from cool, refreshing streams.

God has my back – He heals the deepest parts of me: my traumas, choices, and unseen hurts.

God has my back – He transforms and sanctifies me. He helps me choose right-living and it shows the world His glory, goodness, and power.

God has my back – When I walk through life’s darkest valleys and rough paths, when I face disappointments or tragedies (you know, the […]

By | August 7th, 2015|Categories: Christian Living, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Positively Charged Are You?

How Positively Charged Are You? An Attitude Survey

( From Epic Coaching/Consulting – On Line)

Here is an opportunity for you to figure out how positive or negative you tend to be. Beside each question, write the number that most closely represents how you’d react, most of the time. For the best results, go with your first reaction!!!

3 – Mostly Yes                      2 – Sometimes                     1 – Mostly No

_____ 1. Are you friendly?

_____ 2. Do you try not to complain?

_____ 3. Can you be optimistic when others aren’t?

_____ 4. Do you have a sense of duty and […]

By | August 5th, 2015|Categories: Healthy Living, Personal Development, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Being The Person God Designed You To Be

Genesis – 1:28 — God blessed them (Adam and Eve);

and God said to them,

Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it,

and rule over the fish of the sea

and over the birds of the sky

and over every living thing that moves on the earth.’”

 

What does it mean, “to be fruitful?”

Most often we […]

By | August 3rd, 2015|Categories: Christian Living, Personal Development|0 Comments

How Wise Are You?

There are two kinds of wisdom: the wisdom of man and the wisdom of God.

Man’s wisdom consists of:

  • Knowledge
  • Experience
  • Reasoning
  • Character
  • Philosophy
  • Intellect
  • Intuition
  • Discernment

God’s wisdom consists of:

  • Perfect Knowledge
  • Perfect Experience
  • Perfect Reasoning
  • Perfect Character
  • Perfect Truth (not philosophy)
  • Perfect Intellect
  • Perfect Understanding (not intuition)
  • Perfect Love

When you are faced with a decision or concern, be careful not to depend on the wisdom of man because it is limited and narrow in scope.  It can be easily tainted by fear and self-protection.

Instead of depending on the wisdom of man, which will ALWAYS be limited in some way, turn to God and His wisdom.  He will never let you down.  He will often ask you […]

When Husbands Don’t Know What To Do Or Say

In the mid 1990’s, Mike and I had the wonderful privilege of teaching/leading a young married couple’s bible study in our home.  The group consisted of seven couples (most of whom had attended out pre-marriage class that we taught for 13 years at the Chapel on the Campus in Baton Rouge, LA.)  I’m very happy to say that all seven couples are still married today.

One of the books we read was The Silence of Adam by Dr. Larry Crabb.  Overall, the book was pretty good.  One topic that stood out to me was the idea that husbands are usually […]

By | July 14th, 2015|Categories: Counseling Men, Counseling Women, Marriage and Family|0 Comments

Tears

What are tears?

Tears are produced by tear glands, which are small glands inside your upper eyelid. Tears keep the surface of your eyeball clean and moist, and help protect your eye from damage.

When you blink, your eyelids spread the tears over the surface of the eye. Sometimes tears flow over your lower eyelid, but mostly the tears flow down a tiny tube at the edge of your lower eyelid, next to your nose – if you look very carefully you can see a tiny dot that is the beginning of this tube. This tube carries the tears to the back […]

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

It may be hard to know the difference between age-related changes and the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease.  To help identify problems early, the Alzheimer’s Association created a list of warning signs for Alzheimer’s disease.  Individuals may experience one or more of these in different degrees.

  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life.
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems.
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure.
  4. Confusion with time or place.
  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships.
  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing.
  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.
  8. Decreased or poor judgment.
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities.
  10. Changes in […]
By | March 26th, 2015|Categories: Healthy Living|0 Comments
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