Sabbath Rest, In the Midst of Busyness

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality 1 Kings 19: 9-14; Hebrews 4: 5-10 The busyness and demands of our lives and culture crowds out a very impotent spiritual principle.  That principle is one of rest. Just as rest is needed in our physical life, so it is needed in our spiritual life as well. The two are actually […]

Pictures of Jesus from Isaiah 53

The prophet Isaiah, some seven hundred years before the cross gives us several vivid pictures of the mission, death and resurrection of Jesus.  As you read this remember that the Father has sent His son to lead us back to Himself. Verse 2 1. The Servant of God grew up before Him like a tender […]

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Invisible Scripts Adapted from Emotionally Healthy Spirituality  ~ by Peter Scazzero We often forget, underestimate or don’t realize the deep and unconscious impacts our families, cultures, media, and interpretation of events have on us. Each of these have imprinted certain ways of acting, thinking and behaving on us. They have become hard wired into our brains […]

STAYING IN LOVE WITH YOUR SPOUSE

Taken from the How to be Happily Married Seminar ~ By Gerald R. Mann Pray for each other daily, dress each other in the armor of God Esteem them Take time to pause for a conversation Send a text or tweet to each other during the day Know each other’s love language and respond accordingly Gift […]

Knowing Ourselves, To Know God

Adapted from Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero As men and women made in Gods image, He has given us the gift of emotions and feelings. God often speaks to us through our emotions, therefore we should not ignore them. Think of how often in the scriptures God and Jesus express their emotions. Daniel Goleman, […]

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Adapted from Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero Symptoms: To get out of our ruts and into a healthy spirituality, it is essential to clearly identify the primary symptoms of emotionally unhealthy spirituality-the patterns of thought and behavior that dig the ruts in the first place and then wreak havoc in our personal lives and […]

FASTING

FASTING ONE PAGE Condensed from “What does God say about Fasting” By Gerald R. Mann © Tnm Ministries 2001 WHY FAST? Biblical fasting centers on spiritual activity and purposes. Hunger strikes are for political power. • To draw near to the Father (Jesus, Daniel) • To seek the Fathers Will (Esther, the Church in Acts, […]

The Symbols of the Advent

The word Advent means “coming” or “arrival.” The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent or coming. The Advent Wreath. The wreath is made of a circle of evergreen […]