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Feeling Down–Help Someone

If you’ve been feeling sad, confused, or without purpose or meaning in life, there are many people and many projects that desperately need your helping hands. Get involved with your place of worship; volunteer at a food bank, a homeless shelter, an animal rescue organization, or anywhere you want to. Giving someone or something a

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Where to Find God

Guest post by Angie Schuller Wyatt Becoming aware of God’s voice is not looking for a giant sign in the sky. If God were yelling, or loudly displaying His mysteries, then awareness would not be necessary. Everyone sees a thunderstorm, but few stop to behold a cool breeze. God speaks quietly, calmly and constantly. When

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Help for Hopeless, Suicidal Thoughts

A pastor I listened to this past Sunday told about a person who came into his office feeling hopeless and suicidal. The pastor told the guy to make a list of 50 positive things about himself.  The discouraged man said he couldn’t even think of one good thing to write about himself. The pastor then

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Self-Esteem: You Are Good Enough

Most of us are bombarded with negative messages that I call “the lies of the evil one.” We feel like we are never good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, handsome enough, rich enough, thin enough, or loving enough. To feel better about ourselves and boost our self-esteem we must be intentional about replacing these lies

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Dealing with Rebellion

What’s at the heart of this thing called rebellion? I’ve met people who believe they have lost their closeness to God because they disobeyed Him at some point in their lives. They may have committed an impulsive, yet serious, sin. Or they may have lived lives of indifference toward God and aren’t sure how to

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Codependency Cure

Guest Article by: Christopher Knippers, Ph.D. Codependency is defined as routinely putting another person’s desires ahead of your own needs. This might sound very noble, but it is not. It damages you and the other person when you typically sacrifice your needs, to meet someone else’s desires. The best example of the importance of putting

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Relationships With Resilience

Guest Article by: Christopher Knippers, Ph.D. People who have close connections with other people and are resilient against the many disappointments that can occur in relationships have a significant buffer against anxiety and depression, and are shown in scientific research to live much longer, healthier lives. It is so easy for any relationship to go

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Frustration Can Be Overcome

One of my favorite books is Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning.” I’ve read it several times and each time I gain new insight and wisdom. Dr. Frankly conceived of his pioneering logotherapy while in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. When they took away everything, including his clothes, and then his wedding band, he

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Aging, Wisdom, and the Workplace

Think of yourself as getting wiser, smarter, and more able to mentor and advise people. At the same time, be willing to learn something new, almost every day. The alternative is to become irrelevant and slip into the abyss of suddenly being “old.” According to Chip Conley, author, hotelier, Airbnb advisor, Wisdom School founder; “the

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