Christianity and the presenting problem of poverty in America today

Along with the rise in housing cost, the lack in affordable housing, there is also the increase in the lacking of gainful employment. Even in the City of Seattle, a person working full time (approximately 30 hours per week) at 15.00 per hour may not be able to afford the “necessities” earlier referenced. Additionally, factor in the cost of health care (including the Affordable Care Act), health premiums and insurance rates have dramatically increased.

Courage in Times of Change

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.~ Matthew 6:34, KJV ~ ~ June 6, 2020 Devotional ~ Has present circumstances and situations cause you to be anxious? Struggling with how to control what is happening around…

Where has all of God’s Worshipers Gone?

Growing up in the Mormon Faith, I’ve come to appreciate the reverence of hymns. The mindfulness and thoughtfulness of people coming together and singing. I also remember my father turning the television on Sunday mornings and listening to the Music and Spoken Word. To-this day, children within the LDS community are taught to be reverent….

Why American Politics and True Democracy is More Important Than You Think

Our nation is in a political conflict. If you are not paying attention to the various news, and social, media outlets, it’s time to become aware. Will Durant, in his book Caesar and Christ, summarizes the causation of Romes decline and fall: “A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself…

The Mystery of the Unmotivated patient

As a moderately seasoned counselor, one of the frustrating aspects of working with individuals suffering from substance use is the lack of motivation and engagement in their treatment and recovery. I become frustrated because they appear to be unmotivated, and underachieving. In my attempt to work with these individuals I am experiencing some consternation. This…

Addressing recovery from a Christian and Biblical worldview

Carl Jung (1865 – 1961) worked with a gentleman by the name of Rowland H. This gentleman was a gifted affluent young businessman. He suffered from Alcoholism and sought out any possible cure for his problem. Rowland’s attempt to address his drinking problem failed. Traveling to Switzerland, Rowland sought out Carl Jung. In their conversations, Rowland…