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December 8, 2016

The holidays trigger emotions for just about everyone. Some are good, some not special. Loneliness and fear can pull us down into anxiety and distress.

The Answers - Fellowship

Fortunately, our Creator knew from the beginning (Genesis) that it was not good for us to be alone all the time. By planning time with others, Christmas, New Years and every other end of year holiday have the potential to be enjoyable feasts of fellowship rather than deserts of alone time.

Be the party. While you may not be in a position to invite fift...

September 15, 2016

One of the tricky things about pharmaceuticals is that each human's blood chemistry is different. We are individuals. Otherwise, all drugs would work exactly the same on everyone. Many people can take a drug without complications, but someone else may experience debilitating side effects.

In my case, the drug Actos worked very well in controlling my early-stage diabetes. Unfortunately, it also appeared to cause a significant amount of anxiety as well. As related in my book Sabbatical of the Mind: The Journey from Anxiety to...

August 10, 2016

When writing my new book, Sabbatical of the Mind: The Journey from Anxiety to Peace, I realized everyone would not be able to take months off work to examine their lives and hear God's special messages for their lives. That doesn't mean that everyone couldn't use at least a mini sabbatical. Do an abbreviated inventory of your big life issues or unfulfilled dreams, then find a place to talk them over with God. The following are 8 great ways to set aside time for life's bigger questions.

1. Enjoy a Stay-cation. If we've been...

July 22, 2016

"This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people." Hebrews 8:10

In the Book of Hebrews in the Bible, the author (moved by God) explains the reason that the Old Covenant had to pass away: man's corrupt nature. Left to our own devices and apart from God, we don't have it within ourselves to be truly good. Just take a look around at the shape our world is in. Obvi...

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