Baseball – Men & Connection

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“I think human beings can accomplish more for each other when THEY FEEL CONNECTED. Our guys pulled it off. They stayed together. They care about each other. They like each other. They overcame tough circumstances. I don’t mean to sound corny, but I think that’s why WE won.” Theo Epstein, President Chicago Cubs, USA Today, Friday November 4th, 2016.

Thank you Theo Epstein! I don’t know Theo Epstein but he gets it. ...

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The Sacred Search

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The Following is taken from The Sacred Search by Gary Thomas. For more information visit:  http://www.garythomas.com/books/sacred-search/

 

1. “Falling in love” with someone doesn’t mean you should marry them. Neurologically, infatuation has a lifespan of about 12 to 18 months
2. Marry someone you want to be married to, not someone you hope to transform
3. It’s not enough to “love” your boyfriend or girlfriend.  Do you also like them?  Are they the kind of person you enjoy being around?  If ...

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Fathers & Sons

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The following is taken from, Man Enough: Fathers, Sons, and the Search for Masculinity by Frank Pittman, M.D.

For a couple of hundred years now, each generation of fathers has passed on less and less to his sons–not just less power but less wisdom. And less love. We finally reached a point where many fathers were largely irrelevant in the lives of their sons. The baby was thrown out with the bathwater, and the pater dismissed with the patriarchy. Everyone ...

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The Reality of Change

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Most people I know, myself included, have things we recognize about ourselves that we would like to change. Whether that be our waist size, financial position or improving a relationship, the desire to change and improve is shared by most. Far too often however, we underestimate the steps required to improve a particular part of our life, we thus end up abandoning the unfamiliar path of the comfort of old habits.
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Soul Care Series

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One of the offerings in our list of specialties for our practice is Soul Care.  We believe that many of us have not been taught how to care for our soul and if life is going to be lived well we have to understand this holistic approach to life rather than a separation of our spiritual life and our practical life. Part of good soul care is a fundamental understanding of Truth – God’s word that became flesh and moved ...

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The Father Wound

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Recently I met with a 17 year old young man who is seeking counsel for his addiction to marijuana and pornography. I listened to him talk about how he was introduced to both of these things almost simultaneously at an early age and they had ruined his life and relationships. We began to really dig in to some of this stuff and explore his past and how he was raised. He painted a very vivid picture of his life earlier ...

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Gardening, Tomatoes, and Coming To an End

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“We are at a crossroads here man, I just don’t think she can change and I am ready to end it!”

“This job is killing me, My boss is such a hypocrite and doesn’t respect the work I do. I am missing time with my family and my kids do not even know me!”

“I mean, I want to be a good friend, I really love her, but she just is making terrible decisions and wont listen to me or anyone. Its ...

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Wild Horses

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Imagine if you will, you are at the beginning of your life and you are given a pack of wild horses. All that lay before you is an open range and this pack of wild horses. The horses were given to you to help you get across the range. There are three options that lay before you. The first option is allow the horses to roam freely untethered by any saddle or reigns. They are free to do as they ...

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“No”

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Matthew 15:21-28

The Message (MSG)

Healing the People
21-22 From there Jesus took a trip to Tyre and Sidon. They had hardly arrived when a Canaanite woman came down from the hills and pleaded, “Mercy, Master, Son of David! My daughter is cruelly afflicted by an evil spirit.”

23 Jesus ignored her. The disciples came and complained, “Now she’s bothering us. Would you please ...

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