11 Permanent Emotional Scars Men of Dysfunctional Families carry with them

I recently came across an article entitled: 11 thoughts that the daughters of unloving mothers carry with them. This article happened to show up in my Facebook news feed. Curious, I read through the brief article and became fascinated with the quick breakdown of symptoms and prescription related to these thoughts. As important this is … Continue reading 11 Permanent Emotional Scars Men of Dysfunctional Families carry with them

Authentic Christian Living

The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,    but he loves him who pursues righteousness. ~ Proverbs 15:9, ESV ~ When we look at creation, we see intricate and complex designs. There is a certain rhythmic order as well. One may say there is a sense of purpose - a plan - when we admire … Continue reading Authentic Christian Living

Authentic Worship in the Christian Life

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,    but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him. ~ Proverbs 15:8, ESV ~ Wisdom begins with the fear of God (see, Proverbs 9:10). To understand this, we ought to concern ourselves with whom God truly is. It begins with our immersion into reading Holy Writ. … Continue reading Authentic Worship in the Christian Life

Christian Authenticity

let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. ~ Galatians 6:4, ESV ~ It is easy to get drawn away from the course of spiritual transformation and growth. In doing so, one may inevitably become a pretender. Acting outwardly based on … Continue reading Christian Authenticity

Do you know what you are committed too?

By looking at the results you are creating, it is quite simple to find out what you are committed too. And, majority of the time, we do not realize how committed we are to a particular task. Especially those tasks that are troubling for us. We spend an enormous amount of time and energy on things we … Continue reading Do you know what you are committed too?

The Power of Healthy Relationships

A codependent focuses on others and their problems to such an extent that the codependent's life is often adversely affected.  ~ The Red Book, Adult Children of Alcoholics, pp. 6-7 ~ We have seen and felt the sting of unpleasant power of unhealthy and toxic relationships. When we take upon ourselves the burden and responsibility … Continue reading The Power of Healthy Relationships

Favored by God

Today's Reading: Gen 37 - 38:30; Ps. 9:11-20; Prov. 3:31-35; Matthew 13:1-30 Hated because of God's favor on our lives There is a quote circling around Facebook and Twitter social medias. It comes from an October 5, 2018 teaching from The Church News and it is regarding Strong Faith. It appears that it is an anonymous - or no … Continue reading Favored by God

Don’t do this one thing in order to move forward in life

Sometimes we want to give up. Simply throw in the towel and walk away. We want to quit pursuing our dreams. Frustrated at the many challenges that appear to be barriers to us accomplishing our goals. Feeling inadequate and empty. Giving up is a personal issue we all face in our lives.  Occasionally, a particular meme … Continue reading Don’t do this one thing in order to move forward in life

10 Guiding premises of living a “focused” and mindfully spiritual Christian Life

2019 is a a year of Focus. What does it mean to be focused? According to the Online Etymology Dictionary the term is either used as a noun or verb. As a noun, we understand this to mean a point of convergence, or, center of activity/energy. As a verb, the word focus is about bringing into clarity. This latter part has a reference … Continue reading 10 Guiding premises of living a “focused” and mindfully spiritual Christian Life

Nature and Power of Surrender

In the first installment of this series, we explored the Nature and Power of Honesty. In the second installment, we focused on the Nature and Power of Belief and Hope. Today, we will explore the Nature and Power of Surrender. This step confronts, conflicts, and challenges us to sacrifice self. It is the first step where action … Continue reading Nature and Power of Surrender

When we return good for reproach

Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake ~ Matthew 5:11 ~ One of the challenges facing each of us are those who continue to be torn with hate. They despise the turning and transformation of our lives toward … Continue reading When we return good for reproach

How four secret ingredients is able to ignite and sustain an authentic Christian life

Want to know the four secret ingredients to a happy and sustaining authentic Christian life? Sure you do, especially if one is struggling with a crisis of faith, doubt, or moderately curious as to what the Christian life has to offer them. These four secret ingredients are simple and practical. Want to boost your faith … Continue reading How four secret ingredients is able to ignite and sustain an authentic Christian life

Hungering and Thirsting after Sobriety

Addiction is an appetite of desire. It's powerful grip holds the individual captive. Our most inner drive moves us to hunger and thirst after alcohol and/or drugs. The greater our hunger and thirst, the deeper we sink into the abyss. In order to recover from this hold our addiction has on us, we must begin … Continue reading Hungering and Thirsting after Sobriety

Premise One: Authenticity is essential to the human experience

Giving up our illusion of control. By facing our fears, we are capable of empowering ourselves to live close to our key values and beliefs. We move from faith to faith, hope to hope, and we experience all that life has to offer. We have the empowerment to accept life on it's own terms, find the value in our own adversity, and develop resilience to press forward. 

Human authenticity and conscious living

How does one create a life full of passion, full of meaning, and full of purpose? Pick up any book on the subject matter. Preform a google search on the subject matter. Pilfer through the pages of books, articles, research and studies: And yet, one still comes away with an unsatisfactory answer. How is it … Continue reading Human authenticity and conscious living