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….

Why New Testament Sabbath?

Sabbath comes from the Hebrew word Shabbat which means “a day of rest.” According to Hope Bolinger (2022, God commanded a day of rest because He wants us to trust Him, and taking a Sabbath helps keep us from idolizing work. Also, we fall apart if we do not rest (physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually)….

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…

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….

Emotional Wellness

Emotions are powerhouse signals of information (knowledge) that effect overall (mental) health and bodily functions. Our feelings are the womb of the mind  (emotion, energy) at the center of our being. It is the creative source for intuition (knowing) and the body wisdom. Our emotional nature (feeling) knows infinitely more than the intellect (thinking). For…

Strength

Human strength is not force or power of will. That is the capacity for exertion or endurance of force or power. True strength is spiritual. Spiritual strength is stillness of mind-heart. Calmness. A presence. If I can endure for this minuteWhatever is happening to me,No matter how heavy my heart isOr how dark the moment…

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….

Problems

Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success. Bruce Lee It is often more important to go with a problem rather than to go against it. If we want to take more responsibility for our actions, feelings, thoughts,…