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Lesson 6: Good Thinking

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. (Philippians 4:8) If we could just do that . . . Someone once explained that negative thoughts are like little gremlins growing and […]

Lesson 5: Guilt

This week’s teaching is about guilt. I took a psychology class this past semester that taught me on how to differentiate between guilt and shame. Shame is a manifestation of guilt. Guilt has been defined by psychologists as the state of having committed an offense, crime, violation or wrong especially against moral or penal law […]

Lesson 4: Relationships

Lesson 4: Relationships

It really bugs me. I thought he was just a grumpy old man with issues.  The way he was so possessive, such a control freak, and over what – some silly unnoticeable church position. It was his duty to make sure things went just right in his department.  If you interfered without his knowledge and […]

Lesson 3: Stress

Lesson 3: Stress

It creeps it’s way from your trembling fingertips up your sleeve and grabs hold of your chest.  Your neck begins to stiffen and your head throbs in annoying agony. Your relief may be hours, days, years away.  It could take the fierce gentle massage during weekly therapy sessions, an hour of uncontrollable crying, or a […]

Lesson 2: Anxiety

Lesson 2: Anxiety

On Sunday, she worries about what she’ll wear to work tomorrow. On Monday, he’s anxious about tomorrow’s evaluation.  On Tuesday, she wonders how in the world she’ll make it in time for Prayer Meeting. Wednesday he’s afraid he won’t meet his Friday deadline. Thursday finds her in a frenzy as she stresses over Friday’s parent-teacher […]

Lesson 1: Emotions

Lesson 1: Emotions

“She’s a live wire.” “He’s wears his heart on his sleeve.” “She’s so mellow…”

Lesson 9: Rizpah: The influence of Faithfulness

The concubine thing has always fascinated me. I remember first asking what a concubine was at an age when I was probably too young to have been asking. I was told they were women who men slept with who were not their wives. I came away not thinking very highly of these women. This week’s […]

Lesson 6: Uriah – Faith of a Foreigner

Love and loyalty are hard to comprehend when exhibited in their truest form.  The difference between David and Uriah was simply a matter of the condition of the heart.  Being faithful, being loyal – demands a pure commitment to the Master.  Many of us find ourselves being David, and may even stumble to keep up […]

Lesson 5: Abigail – No Victim of Circumstances

Lesson 5: Abigail – No Victim of Circumstances

It’s none of my concern. I care but this is really out of my hands. It’s not my fault; you have to understand the household I grew up in. I’m listening, but you need to understand that these things take time. Sound familiar? Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to ignore the excuses that […]

Lesson 13: Social Support: The Tie That Binds

Lesson 13: Social Support: The Tie That Binds

In this quarter’s lesson, we’ve looked at many different dimensions with regard to health, healing, and happiness. We’ve seen how proper nutrition fuels our minds and bodies so that we are able to do God’s work. We’ve seen how important exercise is to general well-being. And, we’ve noted how the mental, spiritual, and physical aspects […]