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Planning Your Year Holistically

One of the great gifts of 2020 is that is required us all to simplify and adjust our rhythms. The drawback being that all those changes were made in a season of stress and out of necessity, rather than thoughtfully chosen based on what would serve us best. The New Year is a perfect opportunity …

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The Body-Mind-Spirit Connection

Trends towards holistic health have made body, mind, and spirit buzz words. Doctors are more likely to acknowledge mental impacts on physical health, counselors are more likely to recommend yoga or other physical exercises, and churches are more likely to offer counseling or physical health programs. The problem with the holistic trend is that it …

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14 Inspiring Bible Verses for Anxiety

Meditating on scripture is a powerful way to renew our minds. Often I will assign my clients scripture studies as homework. Whatever emotion they are struggling with or faulty belief they are trying to displace – they’ll meditate on scriptures that fill them with the truth of what God says about it. I have them …

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Indestructible: Fight Your Spiritual Battles from the Winning Side – Book Review

Ever notice how the language of spiritual warfare typically assume the underdog position? In one breath the same person may tell you the battle is already won, while also lamenting how defeated they feel spiritually and how afraid they are of the enemy. What if we could shift that entire paradigm of thinking and start …

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How to Celebrate Hanukkah as a Christian

Hanukkah typically falls close to Christmas, sometimes as early as November, and sometimes lining up with Christmas Day. If you’re wondering if Christians should celebrate Hanukkah or if it’s just a Jewish version of Christmas, you can put aside the dreidels and the gelt as we dive deeper into the meaning behind this Festival of …

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2019 Crunchy Christian Gift Guide

It’s that time of year! Are you making a list and checking it twice? Maybe you’ve been asked for your wish list and are stumped what to put on it. Fear not! The 2019 crunchy Christian wish list is here! These are all my top picks of the year for the crunchy minded, organic loving, …

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Cornucopias, Abundance, and Prophetic Thanks

So I have a confession, while most people are either decorating early for Christmas or complaining about people decorating early for Christmas, I’m happily unpacking my collection of cornucopias thrilled that it’s finally their time of year. A Horn of Plenty What’s a cornucopia?! You may be asking, and understandably so. They’ve mostly fallen out …

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30 Days of Thankfulness Bible Verses

The end of the year can feel like a big rush from Halloween to Christmas with a blip of Thanksgiving in the middle. Stores are already full of Christmas (and have been since July). Those certain odd friends start blasting Christmas music the second the last trick or treater leaves their door. And while research …

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Unpunishable Book Review

The ultra short version of this review would be,  “Unpunishable is a life changing book, drop everything and read it right now!” There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18 We …

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Working with a Heavenly Perspective

One week our pastor’s sermon reminded me of a conversation I had with Holy Spirit years ago about working with a heavenly perspective. At the time I was working in a group home for girls that had survived sex trafficking. It was an extremely stressful and dangerous work environment mainly because of how the home …

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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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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, as 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 its 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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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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Untangling Soul Ties

The theory of quantum entanglement describes how two particles can become entangled in such a way that even when they are separated by a vast distance they are linked, with the actions of one affecting the other and an apparent awareness of one another. This quantum reality may be a scientific glimpse into a spiritual reality …

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Fighting for a Healthy Church Culture

Many Christians have been burned by churches and some have chosen to abandon church altogether. But scripture is clear that Jesus loves The Church, and desires to see believers gathering together in local churches. There are no lone wolf Christians in the New Testament. Even if you never darken the door of another church building, …

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What to Expect When you Get those Spiritual Gifts you Asked for

Today’s guest post is from Lauren, one of our IHS students. The past several years Lauren has been on a journey of discovering her spiritual gifts and learning to walk in a supernatural lifestyle. Things like hearing prophetic words, seeing angels and demons, and having God-given sensitivity to other’s thoughts and feelings. She’s going to …

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My favorite Christmas gift: prophetic words of encouragement from my father

My Favorite Christmas Gift

On Christmas day there is always one present that I rush to open before anything else. It’s not under the tree or in my stocking, but on the fireplace mantle there’s a little framed card that has become my favorite Christmas gift. This gift isn’t expensive, flashy, or bought in a store, but it’s the …

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2017 Crunchy Christian Gift Guide

Wondering what to get for the health conscious Christian lady on your list? This crunchy Christian gift guide will give you lots of great ideas of what to give, and maybe even some ideas of what you want to put on your own wishlist. Be sure to check out the freebies at the bottom of …

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Keys to Inner Healing mini course

Keys to Inner Healing Mini Course

This free 7 day inner healing mini course will teach you the basics of inner healing and start you on your journey of praying through your own hurts. Each day also includes a free devotional download to take what you’ve learned deeper into personal application.  Inner healing is a powerful tool for bringing relief to …

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Preparing for Winter: What Fall Gardening Can Teach the Heart 

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 she now is my teaching assistant at The Inner Healing School. I have great respect for her wisdom in nurturing gardens of the …

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Inner Healing Prayer for our Innermost Hurts

Inner Healing Prayer Inner healing prayer is a powerful tool for bringing relief to our deepest hurts. Emotional pain, traumatic memories, tormenting thoughts, and relationship issues are all things that inner healing can help. There are many models of inner healing out there, so sometimes it can be confusing what exactly inner healing is and …

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The God of Miracles

Have you ever needed a miracle? Or wondered why some people get healed when you pray for them and other people don’t? We are so blessed to serve the God of Miracles, but we often struggle to believe a miracle is possible for us personally. It’s so easy to get offended when healing doesn’t come, …

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Breaking a spirit of barrenness

Breaking a Spirit of Barrenness

A spirit of barrenness can affect you even if you’ve never struggled with infertility. If you’ve ever felt shame at the thought of being pregnant it’s likely this spirit may be affecting you. One mother’s day I was processing with God about my own mother wounds and He dropped this revelation into my mind. It’s …

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Is Christian Energy Healing God’s Healing? | Redemptive Postures Series

Christian energy healing is a redemptive postures topic that I get to talk about a lot. So many different healing methods fall under the umbrella of energy healing and energy psychology that it can be confusing where the spiritual boundary lines fall. A simple definition for energy healing is any modality that works with the …

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What to do with Woundedness

Each of us carry the wounds that we have experienced in life. The hurts, the disappointments, the rejections. The pain is real and you have every right to feel hurt and to hold onto your pain, but it won’t do you any good to hold on to your woundedness.  We all carry wounds, but how …

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Christians and Acupuncture: The Points You Want to Know | Redemptive Postures Series

Acupuncture is one of the more recent Eastern Medicines to find acceptance in the Western medical world. Much like chiropractic, this healing method is based on the meridian system of the body and seeks to strengthen the healing potential your body already has. A lot of people get freaked out by the thought of needles …

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Demystifying the Enneagram | Redemptive Postures Series

You’ve probably heard someone talking about the Enneagram recently and how knowing their number has helped them grow personally. The Enneagram has grown in popularity in Christian circles in recent years, but many people still have questions about what it is and where it came from. What is the Enneagram? The Enneagram is a personality …

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Easter Inner Healing

Easter is a time to reflect on Jesus’ death and resurrection, but it’s also a time to reflect on our beliefs about God and our relationships with him. Through experiences with our parents and people in general we often end up believing lies about who God is and his heart towards us. While relationships and …

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Christians and Flower Essences: Fear of the Unknown | Redemptive Postures Series

Christians and Flower Essences: Fear of the Unknown One thing Christian culture tends to do horribly well is being afraid of the unknown. It seems that anything natural health or quantum physics that doesn’t make sense to your average evangelical often gets labeled New Age, without any real understanding of what that term means. While …

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Can Christians use Healing Crystals? | Redemptive Postures Series

Before we dive into crystal healing and if Christians can use healing crystals, let’s just start with crystals themselves. I wear a lot of quartz crystal jewelry, and while it is much more popular now than it used to be, I have often gotten those concerned questions from Christians about the crystals and what I …

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Can Splankna Therapy Help with…?

One of the questions I am most often asked about the Splankna Therapy protocol is, “Can Splankna help with…?” Some want to know if Splankna can help with a physical problem like back pain or thyroid issues; some want to know if it can help with a mental or emotional issue such as depression, anxiety, …

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When the Most Wonderful Time of the Year isn’t so Wonderful

This time of year it’s pretty much expected that you put on a smile and be full of Christmas spirit. Anything less and you’re labeled a Scrooge or a Grinch. Never mind if you actually are stealing anyone else’s ability to enjoy Christmas, the very fact that you aren’t getting in line and putting on …

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Expectant Light: An Advent Devotional

The season of Advent has long been a time of reflection upon the birth of Christ and a preparation for the season of Epiphany in Christian tradition. We often forget though, the early church’s celebration of Advent was not a reflection on the birth of Christ, but an expectant gaze towards His return. “The Light …

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Meridian Lines and Tapping

If you have read any of the other posts on my site you may have heard me mention meridian lines or tapping before and wondered what they are. This post gives you an overview of meridian lines & tapping and the science behind them. Meridian Lines Meridian lines are the system of pathways in the …

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How to hear God's voice and discern the four voices you may hear at any time

How to Hear God’s Voice

The best thing you can do to for your health body-mind-spirit is to be in constant conversation with God, but many Christians still struggle with how to hear God’s voice. Training your “ears” to hear God’s voice begins with learning to discern the voices you listen to on a daily basis. There are four voices …

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Grownup Gospel Bracelets

Who remembers making one of these gospel bracelets as a kid in VBS? While the knotted leather and plastic beads were tres chic in the 90s, they aren’t so fashion forward for the modern millennial. The message behind these bracelets is just important now though as it was when we were kids. It’s amazing how …

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Life on life discipleship happens outside the coffee shop. Learn how to move from a coffee shop to a life on life model of discipleship

Taking Discipleship out of the Coffee Shop

Discipleship can be quite the buzzword sometimes. We all want to be discipled, we know that we should be discipling, we see the value of discipleship in building missional communities and yet actually living out the discipleship model often feels elusive. When you think about discipling someone, what environment comes to mind? A coffee shop maybe? Sitting down …

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Learn what forgiveness does and does not mean and how it can set you free.

How Forgiveness Sets us Free

Forgiveness can be a touchy subject. We hate being told to forgive, we struggle to forgive those who have wronged us, we ache when others withhold forgiveness from us; ultimately many of us are walking around with many misconceptions about forgiveness and what it means to forgive someone. In counseling and inner healing ministry I …

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What is Splankna Therapy?

What is Splankna? Splankna Therapy is a holistic therapy put together by Sarah Thiessen. It is a combination of several protocols including EFT, TFT, NET, and EMDR and is the first therapy protocol to use energy psychology from a Christian perspective. Which brings up another question of…what is energy psychology? What is Energy Psychology? Energy …

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