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

Ethnocentrism

Sociologist William Sumner coined the term ethnocentrism as a delusional belief (bias) that “our (cultural) group” is better than other groups. The in group or out group psychology of ethnocentrism can lead to pride or vanity for outsiders. In 2015, I reached a realization that alcohol had become a major influence on my behavior and … Continue reading Ethnocentrism

Anger

Anger defined is a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. Living in today’s interconnected information world, there are countless opportunities to feed from the buffet of delightful entities, persons and media to generate this emotion.. How important is your mental wellness? When we view the word anger, it is part of the human scene. … Continue reading Anger

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

Recontextualize Perceived Thoughts

Evaluate where you are Respond, do not react. Keep two books; bible and notebook of ideas, philosophies and concepts. I read the bible and newspaper everyday to see what both sides are up to. The God of the Mountain is the same One in the Valley. Dare to evaluate where you are. Read the New … Continue reading Recontextualize Perceived Thoughts

Use F words

FEAR, FAITH, FORGIVE, Focus Limiting beliefs affect even the most successful people. The first step to overcoming fear is to face them. If you can not make it go away, then dance with it. What if fear meant Focused Energy Abandoning Reality? Maybe you’ve heard that fear is also False Evidence Appears Real. Whatever the … Continue reading Use F words

Optimism

Why choose optimism?  It is an instant reflex these days for most of us to snatch the negative out of any situation, circumstance, condition or relationship. The movement to avoid pain and gain pleasure is a systematic function of the brain.  For centuries, man has been conditioned and evolved into the pain-pleasure principle. The word … Continue reading Optimism