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April 21, 2021
Gratitude is Practice, Not Magic

The person who lives in right relationship with God does it by embracing what God arranges for him.  (The Message Bible, 396) I think sometimes people think I am magic or that I am just naturally a grateful person.  That may be partly true now, but it was not always so.  In 2017, when I […]

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April 5, 2021
Highly Sensitive People are "Normal"

When Christ died he took that entire rule-dominated way of life down with him and left it in the tomb, leaving you free to "marry" a resurrection life and bear "offspring" of faith for God. (The Message Bible) A few months ago, I started a Highly Sensitive Warriors support group for people who identify as […]

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March 17, 2021
Wonderful Major Changes

"When we went under the water, we left the old country of sin behind, when we came up out of the water, we entered into the new country of grace-a new life in a new land!" (The Message Bible) Major changes have happened and are happening!  I send my newsletter out two times a month […]

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January 3, 2021
2020 Year in Books and Body Acceptance

Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice, for the Lord has done marvelous things!  Do not be afraid, you beasts of the field; for the open pastures are springing up, and the tree bears its fruit.  Joel 2:21-22 Fear not, even though Donald Trump is not yet out of office.  Fear not, though we […]

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July 3, 2020
Fourth of July Dialectics

Cause my dry bones to live and breath life into my soul.  Awaken my senses; fill me with wonder, may I speak with Spirit.  Ezekiel 37:13 I've been thinking about dialectics a lot lately-the true sign of a DBT nerd! (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Dialectics refers to the idea that two different things can be true […]

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June 19, 2020
The Keys to Mental Strength

Take a good look at me, God, my God, I want to look life in the eye, so no enemy can get the best of me or laugh when I fall on my face.  (The Message Bible) Last week I showed my wellness group the TED Talk by Amy Morin and we were all incredibly […]

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April 22, 2020
DBT Week Four - Opposite Action

What is the word of God for us underneath the words of Paul? It is that each of us, no matter how dark our shadows, or how condemned we are made to feel, are nonetheless the objects of the infinite and graceful love of God.  Each of us is called to live in the wholeness […]

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April 11, 2020
Week 2 of DBT Skills: Overcoming Exhaustion

The smallness you feel comes from within you.  God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes.  ~ The Message Bible  We started the DBT session with a mindfulness tapping exercise called EFT.  I had never tried "EFT tapping" before but after practicing the "overcoming exhaustion" […]

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March 31, 2020
What Serves You? Helpful DBT Questions During a Pandemic

There is no room in love for fear.  Well-formed love banishes fear.  Since fear is crippling, a fearful life-fear of death, fear of judgment-is one not yet fully formed in love. (Marcus Borg) Thank God for DBT!  I was doing so well emotionally that I was able to stop therapy for a while. And then...the […]

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March 10, 2020
Review of Unbusy by Andy Dragt

Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever.  (The Message Bible) Unbusy: How to leverage the physics of flow to accomplish more of what truly matters and feel less busy at the same time by Andy Dragt This is a […]

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