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
I recently heard a few questions from students that I thought I would try to answer One girl asked, "How do I help my friend who believes in God in a general sort of way but does not know Jesus?" We were made to have an intimate relationship with our creator and when we don't… Continue reading Advice on relationship: How do I reach my friend who believes in God but not Jesus?
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
Recently, while praying, God told me, There is no justice on earth, only grace and mercy. Then he gave me this picture: I am a small child standing at the register of a tiny old-fashioned store. There is only one register; I am standing in front of it, the door on my right. A… Continue reading Only Grace and Mercy
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
Churches are typically made up of two groups of people: Those who say they are “just fine” and those who feel that they need help. Those who need help often feel that they don’t belong, that everyone else’s needs are being met—but not theirs--and that no one really cares about them. Often the people who… Continue reading What make the Life Model (and Restarting) unique