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3 Steps to Overcoming Anger and Anxiety | RE-POST

3 Steps to Overcoming Anger and Anxiety | RE-POST

There on the cool lime stone floor sat a man with a crippled hand. He probably did not have high expectations or hope of healing that day. He was probably just coming to participate in the run of the mill synagogue service as he had been raised to do. But that day Jesus took notice . . .

4 Misconceptions on How to Disciple Young Adults

4 Misconceptions on How to Disciple Young Adults

Most Christian parents have a general concept of spiritually forming their children. But as they grow, the job gets a little more intimidating…The key to discipling young adults is influence. When they are little, you tell them when to go to bed, when to eat, when to do their homework. It is not that way with adults. Our spiritual direction progresses to a role of respectful influence…

Nurturing a Faithful and Pure Heart Toward God

Nurturing a Faithful and Pure Heart Toward God

Hey everyone, Last week I shared How To Develop The Mind Of Christ | 5 Keys In Sanctification.  These five points are as follows: 1. The Mind of Christ is a Gift2. The Mind of Christ is Shaped Through the Holy Spirit3. The Mind of Christ is Ours to Steward4. The Mind of Christ is Stewarded by Faith5. The Mind of Christ is the Wheelhouse of the Body That post gave me some good opportunities to reflect on its content….

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Learning How to Think about Your Thinking

Learning How to Think about Your Thinking

Awareness of Our Awareness Our thinking is perhaps the most involuntary, most instinctual function of being human.  We think without thinking! This is because there are different centers of the brain. And if you do not learn to tell them where to get off, they will take over. The biggest problem we have in conducting ourselves is lacking “awareness of our awareness.” Why is this? We typically work from the wrong region of the brain. That Sneaky Little Lizard Brain…

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Resolving Conflict with Disarming Calm: Responding Like Jesus

Resolving Conflict with Disarming Calm: Responding Like Jesus

Relationships are not easy. To be in a relationship usually means that parties will be resolving conflict at some point. There is a quiet calmness about Jesus’ ministry. When reading the Gospels I cannot think of any place where he shows anger, other than when clearing the temple. Throughout his ministry he encountered many difficult people and situations that made him have to manage conflict. To all of them he responded with wisdom and calm. One such text is Matthew…

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What Does Discipleship Have to Do with Emotional Health?

What Does Discipleship Have to Do with Emotional Health?

What does discipleship have to do with mental and emotional health? For some that might be a novel question. Emotions have everything to do with discipleship. The morally wrong things (sin) we do to ourselves and each other lead to the deep emotional wounds most of us carry. Discipleship is learning to tame the emotions through the truth of the Gospel. There is growing clinical and professional literature today on what is called “emotional intelligence” or emotional functioning. As businesses…

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