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Pride is blinding

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. From Pride to Humility: A Biblical Perspective by Stuart Scott (this is an excerpt from the book The Exemplary Husband: A Biblical Perspective) Contained in this small volume is an exhaustive list of manifestations of pride. We have listed below only […]

A Prescription for Anxiety

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Philippians 4:4-9: A Prescription for Anxiety Translation and Comments by Harvey Bluedorn, from the Exegetical Translation (XT), a work in progress. I. Rejoicing in the Lord (4:4-5a) 4 {Keep on} ‡ rejoicing in the Lord at all times. Again I will say, {keep on} ‡ rejoicing! 5 Cause ‡ your gentle-kindness toward all men to […]

Continually connected to an electronic device — Hands Free Mama blogger Rachel Macy Stafford reveals habits for living and loving

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Earlier, I told you about Rachel Stafford’s first book Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters. Her new book Hands Free Life: Nine Habits […]

Is there one of these in your life? Narcissism: the new epidemic

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Narcissists want power, are egotistical and abusive, lovable, extraverted, but, they don’t make good leaders. “…One of the best places to spot narcissism is at the top of a company or a public organization. The narcissism can be detected by being sensitive to resistance from the top. The top, or the person or persons at […]

It’s all about me and don’t you dare forget it

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is one of several types of personality disorders. “The essential features of a personality disorder are impairments in personality (self and interpersonal) functioning and the presence of pathological personality traits.” (DSM-5) Narcissistic Personality Disorder is characterized by a long-standing, enduring pattern of grandiosity, an overwhelming need for admiration, a lack of […]

The Conversation I Almost Missed & the Future It Could’ve Cost

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

“I thought it was my job to teach my children a lesson. But what I was teaching them was that I could never be satisfied. I was teaching them to confide in someone else -— someone who would be more understanding and less reactive. I was teaching them to strive for perfection, no matter the […]

On Controversy

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

A minister who was about to publish an article criticizing a fellow minister for errors in his theology, wrote to John Newton of his intention. Newton’s reply was meant to reference controversies in theology, but I find it to be helpful for many of life’s controversies. Dear Sir, As you are likely to be engaged […]

Teaching our children “empathetic assertiveness”

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

By Lena Aburdene Derhally “…I have seen anxious people do things that make them uncomfortable because of guilt. I have seen people let others push and bulldoze their boundaries because they felt bad about saying “no” to someone or didn’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. Again, while it is of the utmost importance to be […]

If my daddy does not like me, why would God like me?

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Please read this article. In the end, Emily did not want to tell me how her husband was a big culprit in Sara’s rebellion because Emily felt hopeless that Ryan would ever change. Rather than being honest to me about the situation, she presented it as teen rebellion and wanted me to fix her daughter…. […]

Please Read This Book

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Excerpts from Your Family God’s Way: Developing & Sustaining Relationships in the Home by Wayne A. Mack Here is a recipe for a communication disaster — four ingredients: 1. Excessive Negative Talk “Some people constantly complain and find fault. They seldom affirm or talk about positive virtues of other people. They rarely acknowledge the good […]

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