Advice

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

My friend Chaney sent this to me. Low and behold, this is what we teach in Restarting, that addiction is an attachment where we attach to drugs, food, shopping, whatever! instead of attaching to people and God. Kinda sad. But I am happy this article by Johann Hari from Tuesday's Huffington Post is on the… Continue reading The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

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Advice, Christianity, Life Model

Immanuel, God with us

A method for connecting to God At the end of our Life Model classes we almost always close by doing a simple Immanuel exercise. Immanuel means “God with us” and this approach to prayer is based on the awareness that Jesus is with us. He never leaves for forsakes us. This approach was developed by… Continue reading Immanuel, God with us

Christianity, Inspiration, Life Model, Uncategorized

Forming, a work of grace, day three

Takle writes on page 45, "Deep within the heart of every child of God is an all-encompassing desire to be connected to our Heavenly Father . . . He wants this too." Lord, I am feeling dry and needy. I feel like I can't pick up the yoke and soldier on any more. Something must… Continue reading Forming, a work of grace, day three

Advice, Inspiration

Anxious? Upset? Angry? Relational Circuits and how to get them back on

I continue to be impressed with Karl Lehman's book, Outsmarting Yourself, Catching Your Past Invading the Present and What to Do About It.  Karl is the psychiatrist in Chicago who developed the Immanuel method which we use to connect with God and process pain. According to Karl, there is specific circuitry in the brain that is… Continue reading Anxious? Upset? Angry? Relational Circuits and how to get them back on

Advice, Books, Christianity, Inspiration, Women's Issues

New book by Elizabeth Moll Stalcup

I believe that life is a journey our destinations determined by the choices we make at each crossroad. So begins, Crossroads Before Me, the new inspirational memoir from Elizabeth Moll Stalcup Join Elizabeth as she wrestles with God, wanting to follow him but driven by a craving for love that unravels her efforts to fit… Continue reading New book by Elizabeth Moll Stalcup