Spiritual Discipline

“If you are courteous, you will not be disrespected.If you are generous, you will gain everything.If you are honest, people will rely on you.If you are persistent you will get results.If you are kind, you can employ people.” Confucius Ortberg says that the primary goal of our life as Christians is to become transformed spiritually….

Self-Renewal

The self-renewal process is a pillar for personal (psychical, spiritual, emotional, physical) strength development, needed to cope, maintain, and cultivate through the ever continuous changes of life, career, family, and health. The process requires an openness, honesty, and willingness for behavioral modification (change). Self-renewal is a participative (attentive) process for well-being demanding action. Definiteness of…

Resiliency in Trauma

Resiliency is the capacity to move forward despite negative change. The personal, biological, environmental or systemic sources of resilience and their interaction are considered in positive adaptation, as is the ability to maintain or regain mental health, despite experiencing adversity (Herrman et al., 2011). Trauma is a disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from severe…

Surrender

As a Christian, when we know we are loved, this is the best preparation for letting go, acceptance, and detachment—surrender. There is not as much need to judge, rather to understand. This is useful practice when engaging in mindfulness, “awareness.” In Whelan (2011), he describes detachment comes to us as a gift. It is a…

Self-Concept

Christ identity is revealed and experienced in God consciousness. When considering the fundamental self-concept, a unique knowledge, social representation of relationship(s) becomes a part of us, describing the complexity facing culture (individuals) in choice. A self-concept includes thoughts about who we are right now, thoughts about our past self—our experiences, accomplishments, and failures—and about our future self—our hopes, plans, goals, and…

Identity

Identity is defined as the distinguishing character or personality of an individual (Webster Merriam, 2022). Personality and individuality have a unique discrepancy. Personality is the “outward” appearance (mask) of what we display to others. Individuality is the essence or nature of the individual. This distinction explains to a degree why human nature does not see…

Image

VIDEO REVIEW-Imago Dei: What Does It Mean To Be The Image of God The video points out the origin of humanity and the concept of imago dei for understanding creation and likeness. This designation of “bara” (create) is a divine function (assigned roles) not a created material function. Creation (“asah”) means through a natural process….

Anger

Anger defined, is a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. Living in today’s interconnected information world, there are countless opportunities to feed from the buffet of delightful entities, persons and media to generate this emotion. How important is your mental wellness? When we view the word anger, it is part of the human scene….

Freedom

I won’t be impatient for the Lord to act! I will keep traveling steadily along his pathway and in due season He will honor me with every blessing. Psalm 37:34 TLB Open Road When I thought that the road has cleared and could not generate new natural laws for the universe, I sensed the Way….