Self-Care

13.11.2019

Therapists have known for years that gentle and soothing music has a positive effect on their clients That is why counselors often recommend instrumental and vocal music to enhance good moods and thoughts. Over the years I have co...

08.10.2019

Each year several pastors or church workers ask me questions about “spiritual warfare.” There are different reasons this topic comes up.  Sometimes a person feels under demonic attack. Sometimes a person asks about the connection...

09.09.2019

Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Calcium is one of the main building blocks of bone. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone diseases such as osteopo...

31.07.2019

On the night of April 14, 2014, evil came unexpected to 276 school girls living in dormitories in a northern province pf Nigeria. These girls, 90% of them Christian, had finished their prayers and had gone to bed. Then suddenly aw...

01.07.2019

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as depicted in the book of Revelations (Chapter 6: 1 - 8) is a vision of John of Patmos.  In it there are four beings mounted on four horses of different colors (white, red, black and pale). The...

13.06.2019

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy” from Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin

It’s summertime! Most of our church workers are planning summer events and many will be traveling for vacation. This is the time to relax a little from th...

11.06.2019

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like combat, assault, or disaster. Most people have some stress reactions after a trauma. If the reactions d...

06.05.2019

In a recent Church Worker Recruitment & Retention Task Force meeting the topic of quality of life came up as a rationale for encouraging young people to consider a career in vocational church work.  When we think about our service...

30.04.2019

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit drouth the bones. Proverbs 17:22  

I graduated from Concordia Seminary in 1973, and that’s the same year when American newspapers first published the image of the “Laugh...

02.04.2019

    Two weekends ago I flew out to Phoenix and was picked-up by a nice lady named Katy. She drove us out past Wickenburg, to the Standing Stones Retreat Center operated by Shepherd’s Canyon. More than 100 donors and staff met for...

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