Emotional Health

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From Stressed to Blessed

January 27, 2020

Healthy Living You can have peace regardless of your circumstances. My life was killing me. Every morning, when it was time to get out of bed after a night of not sleeping, I would lie there, preparing myself for all the problems, worries, lack, fear, anger, and resentment that would start chasing me down from …

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Soul Strong

January 27, 2020

Best Books Do you have the strength of soul you need to live out God’s story for your life? Let award-winning author Lucinda Secrest McDowell show you how to become soul strong! How do I know my life makes a difference? How am I supposed to balance life when it seems I can’t catch a …

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Saturating Your Family with the Word

January 25, 2020

Parenting Points Today’s Christian family is constantly bombarded with messages from our culture about who we should be and what should matter to us. We are told that our family should live in this neighborhood and do these activities. Our kids are told that they should look and act a certain way to be accepted. …

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What About Faith?

November 24, 2019

Encouraging Word What is faith and how important is it? Faith is defined as confidence or trust in a person or thing.  The Biblical definition is found in Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the assurance (substance) of things hoped for, the conviction (evidence) of things not seen.” Saving faith is to place your trust in …

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Living Limitless: No Limits Women’s Retreat

September 20, 2019

Special Feature Across the United States, women ages 18-54, battle with bouts of depression, anxiety and other mental health diagnoses at an alarming rate. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, mental health and substance abuse are the second greatest health concerns in the state. Nearly one in five U.S. adults have been diagnosed …

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Help, Hope & Healing for Addiction: Samaritan Counseling

August 25, 2019

Healthy Living Samaritan Counseling has a long tradition of offering faith-based professional counseling and coaching to anyone struggling with recovery from an addiction who needs supplementary assistance with their recovery program. Samaritan counselors are fully aware that addiction goes beyond alcohol and drug abuse. Many people deal daily with an addiction to shopping, smoking, sugar, …

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Moving Beyond Self

August 25, 2019

Encouraging Word Because of our inherited sin nature, we have an inclination to sin. Our biggest sin is that of being selfish (worshiping self) instead of worshiping God. Psalm 2:11 tells us, “Worship the Lord with reverence…” and Deuteronomy 6:13 says we are to worship only God. In Matthew 6:24 we learn, “No one can …

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An Unexpected Turn: Just Chill by Ace McKay

July 29, 2019

Best Books It started as a journal. Ace McKay never planned for his thoughts and prayers to transform into a book titled, Just Chill. McKay is a native of Birmingham and a graduate of the University of Montevallo. “While I was at Montevallo, I started working in radio and that is when I got the …

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Samaritan Counseling Centers Offer Nondirective Play Therapy for The Family

July 28, 2019

Healthy Living For more than thirty years, Samaritan Counseling Centers have emphasized the value of healthy families. Today, Samaritan counselors offer nondirective play therapy to children, teenagers, adults, couples and families as a safe way to express and work through unconscious conflict. Since its conception, Nondirective Play Therapy has been a treatment method most often …

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Dying to Live

July 28, 2019

Encouraging Word You may have heard the saying, “prior to a resurrection, there has to be a crucifixion.” If you want a new life you will need to leave the old life behind. One of my favorite Bible verses is Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ …