Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Pages 85-89

February 6, 2015Pastor's Blog

“Getting to your core [person] requires following God into the unknown, into a relationship that turns your present spirituality upside-down.” (p 85) Here’s a few ways to discover how to live faithful to our true self: Pay attention in silence and solitude. It’s easy to lose who we are by listening to the ever-present onslaught … Read More

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Pages 79-84

February 5, 2015Pastor's Blog

Ephesians 4:22-24 “Jesus was not selfish…He gave his life out of love for others. From a place of loving union with his Father, Jesus had a mature, healthy ‘true life’.” Paul teaches the Ephesians to be rid of the sin that causes selfishness in each one of us. Jesus calls us to confess our sins … Read More

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Pages 75-78

February 4, 2015Pastor's Blog

“Jesus models surrender of my will to the love of the Father as the true anchor for who I am.” (pg. 77) Performance, Possession, Popularity –false identities that stunt growth of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. Our culture emphasizes exterior tangibles. How did you do on the exam? I just got a promotion at work. We had … Read More

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Pages 69-74

February 3, 2015Pastor's Blog

The journey of genuine transformation to emotionally healthy spirituality begins with a commitment to allow yourself to feel. It is an essential part of humanity and unique personhood as men and women made in God’s image (page 70). The call of discipleship includes experiencing our feelings, reflecting on our feelings, and then thoughtfully responding to … Read More

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Pages 65-68

February 2, 2015Pastor's Blog

“Breaking free would require learning to feel, learning to distinguish feeling and thinking, and finally, summoning the courage to follow my God-given “true self” rather than the voices and demands around me.” Sin takes mankind away from its original self. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, they began to lose the true identity that God … Read More