Are you being pulled in so many different directions that you don't know where to start?
Find the freedom that comes with living life more abundantly.
When I think of abundant living a particular scripture passages immediately pops into my mine. You will probably recognize it. It's the one where Jesus says: “I come that [those who choose to follow Me] may have Life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). When Jesus says this… ultimately, what He’s talking about is everlasting life (life with God forever… life after this life).
What does positivity have to with grief?
I believe that a positive attitude (that can only come through a deep reliance upon God in difficult times) has a lot to do with moving through the 5 stages of grief successfully. As a pastor and spiritual guide, I've seen many people in the various stages of grief. I've counseled those who were new to the experience of grief and I've walked alongside those who seemed to be lingering in one stage of grief or another for quite some time. I've also celebrated with those who have moved into a new chapter of life with a renewed sense of hope for the future. And I have walked down the path of grief myself, several times, over the years. Grief is something that most of us will experience in life. If you are in the grieving process right now, take heart, in knowing that you are not alone.Read more...
What the Church is saying about Sacramental Therapy
At the 2021 Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Bishop Ruben Saenz, Jr. spoke about the general and sacramental "means of grace," saying this:
People are hungry for an encounter with Christ.
We grew our church not because I was a good preacher, but because we are for people, healing and wholeness of mind, body, spirit, and relationships.
And about sacramental therapy, James Wagner, (in his book: An Adventure in Healing and Wholeness), talks about the integrity of the human being and how prayer, Holy Communion, baptism, and anointing of oil are all sacramental therapies that bring: God’s healing, God’s forgiveness, God’s strength, God’s mercy, God’s salvation, God’s filling.