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A Lesson on Fear from the Book of Job

Today’s guest post from Michael C. King takes an interesting look at the book of Job. His interpretation may challenge what you currently believe about this book of the Bible, which is good. It means you’ll have to reexamine the book of Job for yourself and really listen to what Holy Spirit is saying through …

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Father’s Day Prayers of Blessing

Father’s Day and its counterpart, Mother’s Day, are hard to ignore in our culture. Depending on your experience, this day may bring joy, pain, or a mixture of both.  Good fathers are protectors, providers, and bestowers of identity. They make us feel safe, secure, and significant. Unfortunately good fathers are not as common as they …

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Epigenetics, Inherited Trauma, and You: The Ghost of Generational Memory

Today’s epigenetics guest post comes from Alice Mills of Poema Chronicles. It was originally shared here on her blog. The study of epigenetics and generational memory, at least as far as its relationship to trauma, is fairly new. Without going into a poor scientific explanation of what epigenetics is, I will merely quote Dr. Jackie …

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10 Ways to be a Good Friend when She says “Me Too” | Walking with a Friend through Sexual Abuse

#metoo has been raising awareness of the epidemic of sexual abuse. But awareness alone doesn’t heal. Learn how you can be a good friend when she (or he) says “me too”. When a Friend Tells you She’s been Sexually Abused When we were nineteen my friend started having memories, flash backs, of her childhood. These …

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Is Yoga Safe for Christians? | Redemptive Postures Series

Yoga is a hot button topic in Christian circles. There are plenty of articles out there for and against it and most of the secular world just looks on shrugging their (nicely limber from yoga) shoulders at Christians finding yet another thing to be against and divide over. My goal is not to convince you …

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Finding Meaning in Lent | Bible Study and Devotional

Is Lent part of your spiritual practice? Chances are it’s something you’ve heard about, but not engaged with personally, much of United States Christian tradition has neglected these ancient church practices. However, the spiritual rhythms of Ash Wednesday and Lent leading up to Easter aren’t just Catholic practices as many assume. These traditions have actually …

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Top 10 Holistic Health Netflix Picks

Trying to find some binge-worthy Netflix? Wanting to watch something that will actually help you live healthy and free? Try one of these from my top 10 holistic health Netflix picks to nourish your body-mind-spirit. (All instant watch of course at time of posting this article, who requests DVDs anymore?) List updated February 2019.  Top 10 Holistic …

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Clearing the Clouds of Confusion

Anxiety is such a common struggle in our culture, but just as common is it’s cousin confusion. We often talk of confusion as a cloud or fog. If we could just clear the air the confusion would be gone and we’d be free. But what if just clearing away the clouds isn’t the answer to …

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Setting Intentions in the New Year

January is here! Maybe you were planning for it weeks in advance, or may it crept up on you out of nowhere, but whether you made your resolutions for the year already or not, there’s still plenty of time to choose what you want this year to be about and set you intentions rather than …

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The Lies We Believe at Christmas

Identifying lies we believe and the truth that undoes them is important throughout the year. But there seem to be a special brand of lies that come creeping at Christmas time. Maybe it’s a lie that’s unique to the holiday season, or maybe it’s just a more festive version of a lie you struggle with …

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2018 Crunchy Christian Gift Guide

It’s that time of year! Whether you turned on the Christmas music November 1st and have your list and shopping all done before Black Friday or you prefer to wait for the exhilarating rush of getting it all done on Christmas Eve, you’ve likely got a list of loved ones you’re looking for gifts to …

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Christian Meditation with Soultime

The Psalms speak often of Christian meditation: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 (ESV). “My mouth will speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.” Psalm 49:3 (NASB) “Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in the Lord.” Psalm 104:34 …

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Healing in the Hebrew Months

Different Seasons Ever notice how there are different seasons of life within the earths four seasons? We notice the slight chill in the morning air near the end of summer and know that autumn is on it’s way. We also notice the shift in store displays and how they signal the holidays to come. Rhythms …

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Heaven’s Cure for Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the United States. 1 in 6 adults take an anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication. Both inside and outside the church, anxiety is a rampant issue, and people are desperate for relief. Heaven’s Cure for Anxiety It may sound cliché to say that the answer to anxiety …

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What Your Favorite Worship Song Says About You

The short version of this post would just say “Good Good Father” for all the Enneagram numbers. When I surveyed each Enneagram’s favorite worship songs, at least one person from each number picked it as their favorite. It seems Pat Barrett and Housefires found the perfect combination of all our core needs and wrapped them …

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When You’ve Already Forgiven Them

A big part of inner healing work is forgiveness. Frequently I’ll have a client say, “Oh, I’ve already forgiven them,” when forgiving a certain person comes up in session. Sometimes this is a resistance to really forgiving — trying to avoid dealing with their feelings towards that person. But often it comes from a genuine …

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Mother’s Day Prayers

Holidays like Mother’s Day often come with cultural expectations of joy and celebration, as if everyone’s experience of mothering has been a positive one. Often the day is so painful and the church so insensitive, that many women choose to stay home on Mother’s Day Sunday rather than have salt rubbed in their wounds. But …

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Stages of Trauma Recovery

One of the most puzzling things new clients will tell me is, “Oh I haven’t experienced any trauma.” After they’ve listed all the things they are looking for help with — the relational issues, anxiety, crises of faith, and sleep disturbances, to a name a few, they somehow don’t understand that these symptoms came from …

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Four Lessons we can learn from seeds to take care of our heart gardens

4 Lessons We Learn from Seeds

Today’s guest blog post was written by Meridee Watts. I’ve had the pleasure of calling Meridee friend for over a decade. We attended the Elijah House School of Prayer Ministry together and I have great respect for her wisdom in nurturing gardens of the heart and yard. 4 Lessons We Learn from Seeds about Taking …

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New Book! Body Coaching: Losing Weight Through Positive Self-Talk

What if you could lose weight just by talking to yourself? That’s the question we sought to answer as my co-author and I went on the journey of writing our new book, Body Coaching: Losing Weight Through Positive Self-Talk. We weren’t interested in just another diet or weight loss plan, we wanted to know what it would …

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