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    Shocked by Suffering

    Not sure how to start this blog on suffering. It’s been a while since I’ve written. The unexpected happened in our family during the holidays. It doesn’t matter how much you intellectually know that we all experience suffering in life…it still catches you off guard and knocks you flat out! Trust me…I hear suffering all […]

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    Pulling Down the Double Bind Stronghold

    August, 2015 We all do something to one degree or another that puts us in an unnecessary box. In the 1950s, Gregory Bateson and colleagues published a seminal work in psychotherapy called Towards a Theory of Schizophrenia. In that work, was described a theory, otherwise known as the double bind. I think this past two […]

  • The Fruit of The Spirit…A Counselor’s Use of Scripture

    October, 2015 “I do want to tell you that I absolutely get some satisfaction out of yelling and being angry…letting everyone know how angry I am and how ridiculous it is that they can’t see what I see,” my client avowed. We had been discussing anger management and what it means to let go of […]

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    Dry and Dirty: The Daily Struggle with Addictions and Idolatry  

    “For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.” Jeremiah 2:13 We all do this…in a million different ways throughout our lifetimes. Sometimes it’s pursuing good things like a job, career, or relationships with people. […]

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    What Are You Reacting To?

      Reactions are strong emotions (i.e. anger) that we have in response to external events (i.e. being cut off in traffic) or to people. For example, let’s say my spouse points out a mistake or corrects me in some area (this is a made up example…ha ha). I feel hurt, frustrated, and angry. Seems simple enough, a […]

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    The Not Perfect Christmas

    I love Christmas.  I love the cooler weather, the warm clothes, warm coffee, and snuggling under blankets with family.  I love buying gifts, wrapping gifts, giving gifts, attending Christmas eve service, being with family, and watching Christmas movies.  Yet, let’s be honest ladies…Christmas for moms (or women in general) can be STRESSFUL.  As if we don’t […]

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    Be a Friend to Yourself

    We tend to be much harsher in our thoughts than we would ever be with a friend.  When we mess up or make a mistake or fall into tempation….most of us tend to then terrorize ourselves in our mind. What kinds of things are you saying to yourself?  Does it fall into this category:  I should have done […]

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    The Six C’s for Managing Anxiety, Biblically

    Anxiety is a powerful emotion that can develop into a vicious cycle.  It may start for one reason but the cycle can continue for different reasons.  See my previous post on anxiety for a more detailed explanation of how this cycle starts and continues. Now, understanding anxiety is helpful but what someone struggling with anxiety really […]

  • A Lifesaver for Lonliness

    Mother Theresa stated, “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.”  Albert Schweitzer said, “We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.”  Can you relate?  Am I the only one who feels lonely?  Am I alone in my loneliness?  I work three jobs to try and […]

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    ANXIETY! What an ugly word that conjures images  of stressful moments, failures, fears, and bodily anguish!  Those that suffer from it know that it is the uninvited guest that completely destroys the present moment.  And, unless you’ve battled this monster, you don’t completely understand the intensity or cyclical nature of this problem.  So for all fellow strugglers  and for those that love someone who […]

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    Parenting, the Great Surprise!

    Well, I became a mom almost 14 years ago (wow, when did I become so old?)  and although I love my kids and I love being mom, nothing, I repeat, NOTHING, prepares you for this! I mean how did I become the finder of all lost things, the fixer of all broken things, the chef, […]

  • Isaiah 61

    Isaiah 61 is a Bible passage written for counselors. True, these words found their initial fulfillment with Isaiah’s audience and their ultimate fulfillment in Christ’s earthly messianic ministry (see Luke 4:18ff), but the passage penned 2800 years ago is the heartbeat of Christian counseling today.  See the New International Reader’s Version of this chapter followed verse […]

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