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- 05/30/17--13:05: A Poem: Dependence
- 06/06/17--04:47: Re-Blog: Reading Your Bible Relationally
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A few weeks ago I went on vacation with my family to California and we had the opportunity to visit Sequoia National Park as well as some other sights that were simply breathtaking. From all the sites we saw, I was most taken back by the Sequoia trees. The General Grant Sequoia tree (third largest […]
As I have looked back at my counseling throughout the years, I have noticed that there has been a certain population I have a difficult time connecting with and counseling. It’s not that the counsel was bad, per se, but that the counsel was not connecting to how they operate. As I considered their characteristics […]
As we continue to explore Black & White Thinking through the lens of Scripture (see 1st post here), we want to acknowledge a couple of things: 1) Black & White Thinking is a type of lens or filter a person naturally uses to interpret the world and make decisions (right or wrong, good or bad, etc). 2) […]
This is part three of the Black & White Thinker Series. Click for The Introduction (Part 1) or Black & White Thinking Through a Biblical Lens (Part 2). Today, I wanted to look at the most important truth that all Black & White Thinkers ought to consider, and that is the necessity for Grace. Grace is […]
This is Part 4 in the Black & White Series. Click here for Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3. So far, I have been viewing Black & White Thinking as a type of thinking that, like Relational Thinking, and in its purest form, reflects God the Father. Meaning that God the Father, as our […]
The following blog is Part 5 in the Black & White Thinking Series. Click on the links for Part 1 (Introduction), Part 2 (Biblical Lens), Part 3 (Grace), and Part 4 (Mental Illness?). According to the Mayo Clinic, depression is “a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.” It […]
The following is Part 6 in the Black & White Thinker Series. Click on these links for Part 1 (Intro), Part 2 (Biblical Lens), Part 3 (Grace), Part 4 (Mental Illness?), and Part 5 (Depression). Anxiousness is something we have all experienced. We worry about our children, our jobs, or our schooling. We feel anxious […]
This is part 7 in the Black & White Thinking Series. Click on these links for Part 1 (Intro), Part 2 (Biblical Lens), Part 3 (Grace), Part 4 (Mental Illness?), Part 5 (Depression), and Part 6 (Anxiety). Let’s be honest, pride is something all of us have. I’m not talking about pride as in “taking […]
Here’s Part 8 of the Black & White Thinking Series. I would encourage you, at minimum, to read Part 1 (Introduction), Part 2 (Biblical Lens), and Part 3 (Grace) before reading this blog. Part 4 (Mental Illness), Part 5 (Depression), Part 6 (Anxiety), and Part 7 (Pride) can be read by clicking the appropriate links. Whether […]
Here is Part 9 in the Black & White Thinking Series. Please click on the respective links for Parts 1-8: Part 1 (Introduction), Part 2 (Biblical Lens), Part 3 (Grace), Part 4 (Mental Illness), Part 5 (Depression), Part 6 (Anxiety), Part 7 (Pride), and Part 8 (Christian). “You’re always doing that!” “You never (fill in the blank)!” […]
Below is Part 10 in the Black & White Thinking Series. Please click on the respective links for Parts 1-9: Part 1 (Introduction), Part 2 (Biblical Lens), Part 3 (Grace), Part 4 (Mental Illness), Part 5 (Depression), Part 6 (Anxiety), Part 7 (Pride), Part 8 (Christian), and Part 9 (Anger). Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus. […]
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One of the most read blogs I have written is “When You Are Disappointed With Your Spouse.” I guess this blog has been read often because in marriage, we are often disappointed. Our spouses, quite frankly, let us down. Forgotten anniversaries, thoughtless gifts, unspoken or harsh words, not listening, inactivity in the children’s lives, not […]
“This is not the way that it’s supposed to be. My life was not supposed to go like this. I should be in a different place. I should be with different people. I should have been born in a different era, to a different family, in a different country, with different physical traits or mental […]
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“I can’t believe I did that…again. I am so stupid! Why can’t I stop! Why did I say that? Why did I do that? You’d think I’d know better. Loser. Idiot. Stupid.” If we talked to others the way we talk to ourselves, would we be called bullies or abusers? Self-criticism and self-condemnation are frequent occurrences when […]
Texting your emotions through emoticons (emoji’s) is easy. Expressing your emotions well can be a little more difficult. Working through your emotions, on the other hand (acknowledging, them, allowing yourself to feel them and then express them)…well, this is tough. We are complicated. We are physical beings, mental beings, emotional beings, and spiritual beings. Every part […]
DEPENDENCE To be dependent & needy, is there any worse thing than to be incapable of handling most everything. I know that I should do all that I can because that is what defines the measure of a man. To be self-reliant and live on my own… To spend my money or to take out […]
Re-blogged from Sermon Central by Lance Witt on May 19, 2017 Replenish Ministries NOTE: As I’ve been working through a Black & White Thinking Series, this blog caught my eye on how Black & White Thinkers may read the Scriptures – informationally. Though we all may do this, it is a good reminder how […]
It’s been 4 years since I’ve written Part 1. No, it wasn’t that I was unmotivated to write a Part 2, but I noticed that since the original “I’m Just Not That Motivated” had quite a few clicks, I thought it deserved a sequel. Hopefully a blog sequel will be better than a sequel to the movies. In […]
For Black & White Thinkers vs Relational Thinkers, Part 1, click here. It’s been 6 months since I wrote the first blog on Black & White Thinking. After receiving some feedback from others and speaking to many people in counseling on Black & White Thinking and Relational Thinking, I thought a few additional thoughts were […]