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Happy
Thoughts

Positive thinking helps our moods, attitudes, and lives. What skills do you need when you feel you have become a negative person?

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How Do You Play?

This is a frequent question asked to those who are dealing with depression, anxiety, or any other struggle causing problems in their life.  The question is often met with silence or a blank look on their face.  Do you remember being told, “You need to grow up?”  Sadly, most of us took that to mean […]

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Thinking About Depression:
Back to the Basics

In today’s society, the number of people facing anxiety and depression is growing, compared to that of previous generations.  Even though many people fear the stigma that comes with using anti-depressants, their use is increasing, even among the Christian community.  While many reasons can be attributed to this rise in use of anti-depressants, I would […]

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Rest, Reflect, Restore and Reset

Summer is starting, and the 2021-2022 school year has come to an end, allowing for the perfect opportunity to take some time to Rest, Reflect, Restore and Reset. Matthew 11:28 says, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” This scripture talks about rest for the […]

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The Positive Effects of Serving Others

The Bible provides countless examples that can help us recognize the importance of serving others. Proverbs14:21 helps us understand that “blessed is he who is generous to the poor.” Proverbs 31:8 teaches us to, “open our mouth for the mute and destitute” and “defend the rights of the poor and needy.” John 15:12 tells us […]

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Faith vs. Fear?
by Madalyn Caldwell, LPC

And the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. —Philippians 4:7 KJV Constant worries, fears, and feelings of uneasiness are often experienced in today’s society. Through various forms of news, media, and social platforms, we are consistently intaking reports of bombings, impending wars, crime upticks, gas […]

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About Humility
by Sam Belkofer, LPC

Humility – a modest or low view of one’s own importance“He needs the humility to accept that their way may be better.” Oxford Languages I am constantly amazed by our certainty that we are right. Being “right” seems to be very important to a lot of people. Sometimes, we become angry and impatient when what […]

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New Hope for the New Year

2022 is here yet we still live in the shadow of a disrupting “life as we once knew it” virus and its variants. Our faith has been tested as the world is hurting in so many ways now. Now is the time to look toward God for comfort. His word says to find His peace. […]

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Looking to New Beginnings

“What appears to be the end, may really be a new beginning.” These words greet everyone entering my office to remind us of an important truth. We are often more focused on the year behind us than the new one which is beginning to blossom before us. Which one can we most impact? Have you […]

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When Christmas Isn’t Merry

Christmas is this month and it is one of the two most important Christian holidays of the year. It is also a celebrated holiday for those who do not profess to be Christians or who have fallen away from their faith, etc. As Christians, we proclaim, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” We sing, […]