The last few weeks I’ve been writing about how the devil can use discouragement to mess with our heads. Another big way he messes with us is to plant doubt that God doesn’t care or even exist. The most likely time we’ll think this is when we pray for something we really want and may even need, but … [Read more...]
Discouragement & a Fun Story
Last week I talked about being discouraged, which is one of the 12 ways the devil can mess with us. The next night both my cars were broken into – good times. Although I’m not sure what you call it when you leave your car unlocked and the person/jerk face/cockroach simply opens your door. Maybe … [Read more...]
How Do You Deal with the Rough Times?
In late October I wrote a blog, “12 Ways the devil can Mess with You”; that’s when things got fun... fun is being used in the sarcastic sense. In that lesson I shared how I have largely overcome the main way the devil messed with me in my younger years (the voice telling me I’m stupid) and how it’s … [Read more...]
Do You Want Fairness or to be the Better Person?
People suck... is that too honest? I’m including myself on that list, so it’s okay. Sometimes it’s hard not to say or do something I shouldn’t, but what can you expect when I’m a person? I might be a therapist, but sometimes I forget to bite my tongue and I say something I shouldn’t. I find the … [Read more...]
Should I Take Medication?
I was recently talking to someone who asked me if I thought they should take anxiety medication. I’m not a doctor; I cannot tell people what to do in regards to taking medication, but I can still give some thoughts (but again, I’m not a doctor). In this situation, I started by asking, “On a scale … [Read more...]
12 Ways Families are Being Damaged
Last month I looked at several lessons on “What if the devil is real?” This lesson falls in line with those as it considers if the devil is real, how would he mess up families? Before I get to the list, something I should point out is the devil is all about extremes. He wants people to feel too … [Read more...]
Self Discipline and Discipline (& How to Discipline a Difficult Teen)
Self discipline is the ability to make ourselves do the right thing even when we don’t necessarily want to do it. Having self discipline is supposed to start with being disciplined as a child. When you’re a child, it’s your parents’ responsibility to force you to do things you don’t want to do. … [Read more...]
Pets, Death, & the Lessons We Learn
If you asked me last week if I’d be upset when my cat passed away, I would’ve said I’d been fine; it’s just a cat. I grew up with cats, which has helped me learn to limit how attached I let myself get to them because I know they don’t last… or so I thought. I’m also quick to say I have cats … [Read more...]
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