By Mike Ramsey During the few great years that I served as a Probation Officer with my county Juvenile Court in the early 2000’s, one of the issues that I ran into on a regular basis was teen suicide. P.O.s receive updated training in this area. Training was expanded to detention staff, social workers, and […]
Determine to change. Nobody will force you. You must be willing to change. Start with small steps. Depending on the habit, it may be necessary to wean yourself off gradually.
By Merryl Lentz You’ve gone out of your way for someone. Perhaps to lend a helping hand, perhaps to loan them money. But the helping hand is not shown appreciation, and the money is never repaid. They even get to the point where they expect you to pick up the tab, and conveniently forget their […]
A balanced life is imperative. Winning begins in the mind. The finest facilities and the best equipment cannot equal the decisive difference of a winners mind.
Pain and suffering become the raw materials necessary for growth and maturing as Christians. Learning to embrace all we experience includes those things that bring suffering.
Michael’s death has helped me learn countless things about myself, my family, and God. Instead of pushing God away when Michael died, my parents and other siblings clung to Him for support and trusted Him to provide for us.
There is always a cause for the conflict in our families and if we stop long enough to reflect on the choices we have made in the past, we will be able to recognise some of our words and actions that have contributed to those conflicts.
They only way to attract what you want is to change the way your thinking about yourself in certain situations. Get a different picture.
Loneliness is no respecter of persons. Young or old, literate or illiterate, rich or poor, anyone can be affected by loneliness. David Jeremiah called it the "Disease of the Decade." Many years ago Thoreau said, "A city is a place where hundreds of lonely people live together."
The way you look at a situation can change the situation all together. You can't let your circumstances determine your mood. You must keep a positive outlook on life and believe that trouble don't last always. I take the bad times and perceive them as lessons, forcing myself to see the good in a not so good situation.
No one in the world is perfect. We come with our own individual quirks and deficiencies. But there are limits beyond which relationships become unhealthy. The sooner we recognize this the easier it becomes to prevent, avoid or if possible repair dysfunctional relationships. Some traits stand out as destructive.
Discipline brings structure and stability into your life. When you’re not disciplined you pretty much do whatever you want, sounds fun, for someone who is an adolescent.
If you are like most of us, there are people and situations in your life that get under your skin. What do you do when others push your emotional buttons?Do you let your anger take over and lose control of your words and actions?Do you stuff your feelings by acting as if everything is okay, while quietly resenting the other person?
It is the lot of many and please don`t be too quick to consign yourself to the belief that you are 'a square peg in a round hole.'
If God said He has given you rest, which He has, then you need to get that truth down into your heart by meditating on it. When I say heart, I don't mean the muscle in your chest that pumps blood.
The question I am asked most often is, "How do I deal with the loneliness?" The reality is there isn't anything quite like the gnawing empty feeling you experience after losing someone you love.
Some people die from a physical heart attack. Others recover but know they have to be very careful not to have another. Two disciples of Jesus had their spiritual hearts attacked by Satan. One died from it - physically and spiritually. He will experience what the Bible calls "the second death." The other recovered because he was repentant and was forgiven.
By Tina Tessina The problem with toxic friendships is that other people tend to dismiss it, but friends who are more like enemies, or “Frenemies” can be very abusive. Frenemy relationships tend to be more emotional (controlling, passive-aggressive or demeaning) than physical. It’s usually not as intense as domestic abuse, because friends have an easier […]
I now realize that my weakness - my total helplessness in that hour prompted God to reveal His Strength in my life as I had never seen it before.
A breakup is unarguably always really hurtful but how it's handled is very important. A lot of people tend to make a lot of mistakes after a breakup and that is why this article is a must read. It will guide us on things to do after a break up.
I think it is absolutely imperative that we have faith in ourselves and our ability to achieve what it is we really want to achieve. Because if we don't have that, then all the divine help and spiritual guidance in the world can't help us
An individual with biblical integrity is a principled person who becomes salt and light by living according to God's word and walking in the Holy Spirit. The result is uprightness, sincerity, honesty and trustworthiness.
The two-faced person wants to obtain something from you, but is either too jealous or lazy to get it for themselves. The thing they want from you may vary, but the motivation won't -- they have chosen deception in order to get it. They behave in a manner that is not Godly, but that is petty, deceitful, and self-serving.
Is your life working for you? Do you need a fresh start in life, but you don’t know how to get that? Are you frustrated because you have tried to “hit the resend button” and instead of moving forward you go backwards?
By Tope Banjo Serving in the Helps Ministry is giving a hand of service towards the fulfillment of your Pastor’s God-given vision. And being effective makes you relevant. It makes your leader consider a job “well done” just because it was committed to you. Through your service, a public image or impression is also created […]
Are you afraid of death? Many people for fear of death have taken wrong steps and decisions, yet death has no power over a Christian believer, except he or she allows it.
Have you ever waited on someone else to grant you permission or approval? Are you tired of the wait? Although you carry on with your daily life does it feel like you are living in limbo. Unable to do what you really want and need to do yet, you are not acknowledging that you're waiting on someone else.
A few years ago I went and got my mass shooter certification. While I seldom do crisis work anymore, I thought the skill-set would be beneficial even if only on a personal level. But as the number of these shootings continue to increase, I have found myself taking more and more training's. I'm not sure how or why it has gotten so bad, but it is a subject that we can no longer afford to turn a blind eye to.
Say sorry to your 'enemy' because you are really saying sorry to God. Go and do it. Go with your head held high, giving them eye contact, go there with dignity, and say it like you mean it. Account for what you can account for. God does not ask you to account for what they are expected to give. But, likewise, have no expectation of them.
Many of us want to be nice people. Nice people are polite and helpful. Nice people try to be considerate of the feelings of others. Nice people don't want to offend or upset anyone and are uncomfortable "causing a scene."