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When Life Looks Dim

As a Christian counselor, my office is bombarded with a barrage of people who come to a place where life looks dim. Some often ask questions like why is this happening to me, especially since I am a Christian totally sold out to God. I guess their question becomes “why me”. I flip the coin […]

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Being the Real You

Growing up years ago there was a TV game show called “To Tell the Truth” where a panel of four celebrity panelists were presented with three participants (an individual or pair) and were asked to identify who was the “real person”. Their bizarre story or experience was read by the show’s host.  When the contestants were questioned by […]

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Pursuing Happiness for the Journey

Happiness seems to be the basis of life for most people. When asked what would make them happy most tend to give you a long list of pleasures that they spire to for their life’s journey to be complete. As a result of this pursuit many have ended friendships and even marriages, and when asked […]

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Addressing Feelings: Guilty or Not Guilty?

In a court of law after all deliberations are made the judge, after bringing silence and asking the one in question to stand pronounces a sentence of either guilty or not guilty. This decision, however, is not made lightly, especially in criminal cases. First, a jury of peers is chosen who listen intently to what […]

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Look at Your Patterns Is There Something Wrong With Me?

I am in the process of writing a book entitled Detours to Destiny, and it has made me cognizant of the fact that the mistakes we make, which I choose to call detours, sometimes cause us to wonder if there is something wrong with us. In the Christian venue we see people all around us […]

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The Faces of True Friendship

My best friend has been in my life for over forty years. Although we don’t speak to each other every day I know that I can call her anytime of any day and she will respond. She doesn’t always agree with me or say what I want to hear, but she is a voice of […]

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From Pieces to Peace. How to Cope With Anxiety

As we journey into the life of one of God’s special daughters, we find her frustrated and broken as a result of the tug of war game of a twenty year marriage. She races home every day hoping to find peace, but instead she finds shattered pieces. As she drives into her driveway one dreadful […]

When life gives you lemons

How to Make Sweet Lemonade out of Lemons

The expression most uttered when facing difficult circumstances is “when life gives you lemons make lemonade”. From my experience, not all lemonades have the flavor that is palatable for the taste buds. In the medical community lemons are sometimes referred to as the disinfectant for the body, and research is finding that hot water with […]

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Heart Throb for Heart Healing

Heartthrobs are the suave debonair guys all the girls lose control over, or the girls boys will literally do anything to meet. However, they usually cause heartache for those who throb for their attention. According to Webster’s dictionary, the heart is defined as a hollow muscular organ that pumps the blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic […]