Worthy of Love & Belonging

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I've heard this message several different ways over the last few weeks-

*Our thoughts can be a source of life or death*

About 50,000 thoughts run through our heads on the average day. 

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8 Ways to Cope with Quarantine Stress

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(And why they won’t quite do the trick)

The following are some of the basic stress-coping strategies you’ve probably heard over the last few weeks.

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An Unshakeable Identity

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How you view yourself (your sense of identity) is directly tied to how you view God.

Do you see yourself as beautiful, confident, courageous, and made in the image of God?

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The Perfection Principle

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The nemesis of all social anxiety sufferers is Post Event Processing (PEP). We have a social interaction- and then when it's over we replay it, examining our words and actions. This is always done with a judgmental slant- as in:

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The Pressure is Off

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Anybody else get a little overwhelmed during the holiday shopping season? My thought is- how can I adequately express how deeply I love my people- through a gift, or something I make or do? There is no gift big enough (or at least- not one I can afford!)- to communicate all my love.

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Top 10 Ways to Ruin Your Wellbeing

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  1. Be too busy
  2. Never ask for help
  3. Don’t reveal your true self (wear a mask)
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When Religion is Evil

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I recently watched a documentary on Warren Jeffs, former president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It was horrifying and left me sick to my stomach.

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Hello darkness, my old friend...

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This morning I did a search on my bible app for the word “despair.” The first verse that popped up was from Psalm 88. I slowly read through the verses… yes, wow, that’s most definitely despair.

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Shame & Narrative Therapy

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Humans are the only creatures who tell stories about our lives. We are made in God’s image, and a significant component of God’s character is acting, and then judging those actions.  

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Shame- the Enemy of Our Souls

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Shame is best described as “an internal state of inadequacy, unworthiness, dishonor, regret, or disconnection” (read more about shame at Psychology.com). Shame is global self-judgement- or as a child might state it- “I am bad.” 

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I Am Unusually Fond of You

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After a delightful spring break, I am now amping up for my third term of teaching Psychology at our local community college. I have noticed something about many of my students.

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The Amatorium: Magical Grace Refueling Station

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This February, I have been absorbing messages of “law” like there’s no tomorrow. By law, I mean- anything that defines and measures good. 

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