HOW TO EXPERIENCE A NEW DIMENSION OF LIVING

What brings true fulfilment in life? Once the basic needs of life are met, then what? For many it is simply the acquisition of more things, experiences, adventures, and novelties. For some they are looking to discover something new as the old becomes boring. There is a restlessness in the human experience, and it can …

HOW TO MANAGE OUR EMOTIONS IN A HEALTHY WAY

When Marion Duckworth was in first grade, the Depression had just ended, and talking about anything related to sex especially sexual abuse was taboo. So when an older man coaxed her away from her paper dolls one afternoon and fondled her, Marion felt she had to keep her dirty secret to herself. And she did.                  …

HOW INTELLIGENT PEOPLE CAN MAKE DISASTROUS DECISIONS

Cognitive dissonance is the mental stress people experience when they are exposed to information that conflicts with their beliefs, values, ideals, and actions. There are two responses to cognitive dissonance: to dig in and continue in your current way of thinking and acting by dismissing and fighting the evidence mounting against your position, or, the …

HOW TO OVERCOME THE CRITICS IN YOUR LIFE

When you know who you are and what your purpose is, you can remain steady under a barrage of criticism. Every person will experience criticism, especially those who are doing something of significance and Jesus was certainly no exception. The background to this discourse between Jesus and the religious leaders is the healing of the …

HOW TO BE HEALED AND FIND WHOLENESS IN TIMES OF DESPAIR

In John 5 we find an amazing incident in the ministry of Jesus that reveals the true and underlying condition of the nation and why some of the religious people rejected him. When we develop a distorted view of who God is, we have a difficult time receiving what God wants to do and bring …

HOW TO EXPERIENCE LIFE’S GREATEST SATISFACTION

            The 1998 movie adapted from John Irving’s ‘A prayer for Owen Meanly’ entitled ‘Simon Birch’ is the story of an undersized young boy named Simon. “Simon was born tiny and with an abnormally small heart. He was expected to die within the first twenty-four hours of his life, but he surprised everyone and lived …