Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

The visions we offer our children (people) shape the future.Martin S. II A minister’s (pastor’s) belief, implementation of Christian/psychology integration and definitional understanding of burnout and compassion fatigue, determines what self-care or stress management techniques are most effective. Defining the distinction of compassion fatigue and burnout is important. According to Hanley (2019) burnout is a … Continue reading Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Spirituality, Wisdom, Character in Discipline

How do spiritual disciplines help us grow, spirituality, and in wisdom and character? Ortberg says, the primary goal of our life as Christians is to become transformed spiritually. Our ministry has little to do with simply assisting people of where they will go when they die, or just getting to heaven. People's spiritual transformation in … Continue reading Spirituality, Wisdom, Character in Discipline

Ask to Live the Prayer

Everything happens for a reason? No, everything happens on its own. The word ask means to imagine. Instead of dreaming and looking outside, why not look inside and awake? Intention instigates the propensity for karmic consequence in the infinite field. Through the intellect we hear about spirituality but how do we transcend experience? Without divinity, … Continue reading Ask to Live the Prayer

Humility

The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.Carl Gustav Jung Humility is self esteem based in wholeness and fulfillment. Humility is the acceptance of myself and my shortcomings. I used to live two different lives, which forced my insides to be in conflict with my outsides. Until I … Continue reading Humility

Character

Thought and Character Silence is the cornerstone of Character. From the silence springs the thoughts that manifest. The aphorism, “ As a man thinketh in his heart so is he,” not only embraces the whole of a man’s being, but is so comprehensive as to reach out into every circumstance of his or her life.  … Continue reading Character

Flow of Life

CREATOR, I ASK YOU TO ENLIGHTEN ME WITH YOUR WISDOM. PLEASE STRENGTHEN MY CONNECTION TO THE ANGELIC REALM. THY WILL BE DONE.Laura Smith Some want to live a life that is filled with imagination, often misdirected, and leading to future problems. The lamp that burns within, cannot be extinguished. Listen to the voice that directs … Continue reading Flow of Life

Discipline

Repetition is Learning. Martin Santos Discipline: Practice and Repetition leads to Improvement For any desired result, discipline is a requirement.  Structure, repetition, and learning are necessary, but when channelled negatively they can produce unintended consequences. When I was a using active alcoholic, my discipline was producing results that were not in my best interest.  I … Continue reading Discipline