Counter-Dynamics: Hang-Ups

We all value freedom and nothing arouses our anger and resentment faster than someone trying to take away our rights. We commonly think of freedom as the power to act without restraint, especially when limitations come in the form of imprisonment or threat. But exercising the “freedom” to act as we please, can lead toContinue reading “Counter-Dynamics: Hang-Ups”

Counter-Dynamics: Natural Resistance to Change

Every human being has some natural resistance to change, and this resistance is not necessarily a bad thing. We enjoy familiar people, objects, and situations. Rather than always placing ourselves in danger or awkward situations, enjoying security and constancy can be healthy for us. Habits make our lives more efficient and preferable to having toContinue reading “Counter-Dynamics: Natural Resistance to Change”

A Recipe for Happiness

Note from the editor: This recipe was first submitted by Jesus the Christ (Messiah) during his Sermon on the Mount. He was disqualified by the judges of his day for claiming to be God and received the harshest penalty: death on a cross by crucifixion. However, since he actually WAS God’s Son, he rose from theContinue reading “A Recipe for Happiness”

Are You Ready to Drop Your Net?

You’re standing in the narthex at your church when someone asks you to join a weekly Bible study? What’s the first thing that crosses your mind? Vincent de Paul needs volunteers to help move items for the poor this next weekend. Do you consider how you can rearrange your schedule and pitch in, or doContinue reading “Are You Ready to Drop Your Net?”