Category Archives: Spiritual Health & Healing

Spiritual Rest: Finding Peace in a Restless World

The Quiet Soul at Rest My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken …  Find rest, O my soul, in … Continue reading

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Silent Shouts of Joy: From Spiritual Pain to Divine Comfort (3/3)

Spiritual Pain and Divine Comfort My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, … Continue reading

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Silent Shouts of Joy: Finding Peace & Contentment (1/3)

Silent Shouts of Joy Let those who delight in my righteousness shout for joy and be glad and say evermore, “Great is the LORD, who delights in the welfare of his servant!” [Psalm 35:27]. Where can we find real joy — … Continue reading

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The Clear Mind: Dissolving Regret, Guilt and Shame

The Clear Mind In our members there is a slumbering inclination toward desire, which is both sudden and fierce. With irresistible power desire seizes mastery … a secret, smouldering fire is kindled…. At this moment God is quite unreal to us, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Homeostasis — Faith Runs in Your Blood

Faith Runs in Your Blood The brain’s stress response system is activated in threatening situations. The immune system responds automatically to pathogens and foreign molecules. These two response systems are the body’s principal means for maintaining an internal steady state called … Continue reading

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Patience: Timepiece of the Soul

Patience: Timepiece of the Soul  Sometimes life forces us not to ‘make,’ but to ‘suffer,’ enduring—from the Greek ypomeno—our own limitations as well as the limitations of others. Traveling with patience is knowing that what matures is time … To travel … Continue reading

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Performance Enhancing Thoughts: Patience (5)

Patience: Guardian of Virtues But as for that in the good soil, these are the ones who, when they hear the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patient endurance. [Luke 8:15]. Our capacity … Continue reading

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Performance-Enhancing Thoughts (PETs): Compassion (3)

Compassion: Our Divine Character The LORD is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust. Our days on earth are like … Continue reading

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Gratitude: Rx for Complaining, Discontent & Stress

Think Thanks: Gratitude We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds [Psalm 75:1]. To paraphrase Meister Eckhart, the most important prayer in the world is just two words: “‘Thank … Continue reading

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Healthful Thoughts: Faith against Fear

Faith and Fear  I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. [John 14:27]. One of religion’s primary reasons for … Continue reading

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Spiritual Factors in Health: Worship & Healing

Worship and Healing  . . . train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. [1 Timothy 4:7-9 (NIV)]. … Continue reading

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Healing in a Divine Reality: Faith as a Factor in Health

Healing in a Divine Reality  No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him. [1 Corinthians 2:9]. The physical senses through  which we perceive the world are … Continue reading

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Solitude: From Sensory Deprivation to Divine Awareness

Solitude and Divine Awareness Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world. [Psalm 46:10]. In the shadows of our daily routine, we cannot see ourselves completely. … Continue reading

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Family & Friends: Spiritual Treatment of Anxiety, Stress & Depression:

Family and Friends — Sharing Our Problems Friendship increases the range of life by making the interests, the aims, the affections of others as precious and dear to us as our own. It divides sorrows and multiplies joys. Each friend … Continue reading

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Spiritual Diet: Gut Feelings and Inner Peace

  Spiritual Diet — Gut Feelings and Inner Peace And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was … Continue reading

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Spiritual Health & Healing: Remission by Forgiveness (2/2)

Healing: Remission by Forgiveness Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. [Colossians 3:13 (NIV)]. Spiritual healing is effective because Divine mercy extends over all … Continue reading

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Spiritual Health & Healing: Remission by Forgiveness (1/2)

Remission and Forgiveness Our God, you bless everyone whose sins you forgive and wipe away. You bless them by saying, “You told me your sins, without trying to hide them, and now I forgive you.” Before I confessed my sins, my … Continue reading

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Controlling Stress, Anxiety & Depression by Fasting (1/2)

Fasting, Abstinence & Lifestyle O God. Give me the power to be strengthened inwardly and to empty my heart of all vain care and anxiety, so that I may not be drawn away by many desires, whether for precious things … Continue reading

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Spiritual Pain: A Measure of the Heart (2/2)

  Benefits of Spiritual Pain Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey. To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which … Continue reading

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