Identity

Identity is defined as the distinguishing character or personality of an individual (Webster Merriam, 2022). Personality and individuality have a unique discrepancy. Personality is the “outward” appearance (mask) of what we display to others. Individuality is the essence or nature of the individual. This distinction explains to a degree why human nature does not see … Continue reading Identity

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

Spirit of Drink

I want to share an excerpt from the writings of Dr. Carl Jung that he wrote in a letter to Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Wisely, he states what a chronic alcoholic, who has lost hope is experiencing in the grips of alcoholism. "His craving for alcohol was the equivalent, on a low  level, … Continue reading Spirit of Drink

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

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

Meaning

 What's your Meaning? My search for meaning is the source of success or failure.  Understanding, perception, and past experience shape my decisions.  These decisions affect my attitudes which in turn determine what kinds of results I experience.  It is difficult to comprehend that circumstances outside of me do not determine the experience of my inner … Continue reading Meaning