Psalm 1

One of the most encouraging books in the Bible, is the book of Psalms.  Many of the Psalms were written by people going through difficulties.  When you read them, you can hear the sadness, anguish, frustration, impatience, and pain of their respective experiences.  You can also hear the resolution, surrender, and joy that comes fromContinue reading “Psalm 1”

3 Ways to Work Through Cognitive Dissonance

According to Merriam-Webster dictionary cognitive dissonance is a “psychological conflict resulting from incongruous beliefs and attitudes held simultaneously.” [1]  This term originally came from Leon Festinger in 1954 and was used to describe the feeling of psychological discomfort produced by the combined presence of two thoughts that are not in agreement with one another.  Further,Continue reading “3 Ways to Work Through Cognitive Dissonance”

5 Ways to Cope With S.A.D.

Do you feel S.A.D.?  Not sad, but S.A.D.  S.A.D. is an acronym for seasonal affective disorder.  The DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition) doesn’t identify S.A.D. as an independent diagnosis.  Rather it is a specifier applied to recurrent major depressive disorder.  Therefore, the diagnosis would be Major Depressive Disorder with seasonal pattern.  AccordingContinue reading “5 Ways to Cope With S.A.D.”

I’m A Believer

I am a believer.  I believe there is one and only one living and true God, an infinite Spirit, the Maker and supreme Ruler of Heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, theContinue reading “I’m A Believer”