Have a Truly Beautiful Christmas!

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Does a truly beautiful Christmas mean newly fallen snow, gingerbread houses, and piles of sparkly presents under the tree? Of course not. A truly beautiful Christmas is so much more. God adorns you on the inside, beginning in your thoughts. Yucky, God-dismissing thoughts are disgusting like dirty snow. But beautiful God-glorifying thoughts spill into new attitudes and new actions. What’s … Read More

Dementia: Hope for the Caregiver

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My in-laws are in their 80s and slowing down, but don’t have dementia. My mom died young — a heart attack after many decades of smoking — and didn’t develop dementia. And neither did my dad who passed on six months ago. But I have had the opportunity of counseling folks whose loved ones have these life-stealing, memory-dimming cognitive disorder. And … Read More

How to Talk More Like Jesus

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Welcome to “How to Talk Like Jesus!” by Lucy Ann Moll, who’s finishing her DMin in Biblical Counseling. This article helps you communicate the truth in love with family, friends, and neighbors who “make” you want to scream or run like Forrest Gump. This article appeared first here on Lucy’s website and is used with permission. 1. Listening Well Listening well isn’t as … Read More

Are You Telling Yourself the Truth?

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Are you telling the truth? This question invites us to consider the validity of our thoughts and to replace the lies we silently tell ourselves with life-giving truth. This article by Lucy Ann Moll, DMin candidate appeared first here and is used with permission. Truth or Lie: Have you noticed that you silently say untrue things to yourself countless times a … Read More

Handling Conflict Well in a Friendship

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FRIENDSHIP: Sometimes a friendship goes along just fine but then. . .WHAM. . .a conflict hits. So what then? WHEN A FRIENDSHIP TURNS SOUTH, what’s the best way to respond? Two thoughts may come to mind immediately. 1. Drop your friend. 2. Stick it out and repair the friendship. Which one seems best? What choice have you made in the … Read More

4 Reasons to Prayer-Walk

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PRAYER-WALK: When you prayer-walk scripture, stress lifts and your peace returns. Here’s why. Here’s how. This article by Lucy Ann Moll, D.Min. candidate, appeared first here on her website. Have you trudged through a day when everything went wrong? Maybe your computer crashed, or the pet barfed on the carpet. Perhaps you got really bad news. If you’re up to … Read More