“Just business, nothing personal.”
So--why did my Big Mac taste like sawdust? Because my need for a number had overshadowed my desire to be of help to a fellow human being. I knew that when I put "$8,000" on the dry erase sales board in the office, management would only see a number, not the final hopes of a man trying to save his dying business. And that's all the people at the tables around me were to the banks and the mortgage lenders and the collection agencies: just numbers. Just business, nothing persona
Why the fear?
I am a master’s level social worker trained in psychodynamic theory, after reading this article I was enlightened to what is taking place politically in our country and how I could help people to begin to heal psychologically from its effects. As clinicians we are quite familiar with the concept of identifying with the aggressor as a means of coping. The classic example is when a child watches his or her parents in an abusive relationship and identifies with the abusive paren
Marching Among Kindred Spirits
The process of sorting out what is real from what is imagined can be daunting, since all of us – pro and con – have strong feelings about the Trump Presidency. I’m put in mind of a Cherokee legend: An old chief was teaching his grandson about life. He said, “A fight is going on inside me, a terrible fight between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The
Their FRUITS prove otherwise.
You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits. (Matthew 7:16–20) You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn
This is Your Year to Walk Through New Doors.
The Apostle Paul said no calling without oppositions of some sort is an authentic calling. There is no such thing as an authentic ministry, an authentic anointing, and an authentic calling without problems or oppositions of some sort. Paul wasn’t intimidated in 1 Corinthians at Ephesus in spite of the oppositions that he had to endure. A work that has a little opposition from the antagonistic system of Satan is one that is doing little work for the Lord. If the door is gre