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August 2008 Archives

Get Real: Count Your Blessings and Your Troubles

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My friend Priscilla (who runs the very successful The Faith Club Group on Beliefnet’s Community) and I were just e-mailing each other the other day about the pressure we feel to be happy all of the time. I mean, in […]

Pollyannaism and the Serenity Prayer

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Here is more from Group Beyond Blue member Luthitarian on what it means to be real. I find him to be so wise. In fact, I wish I could hear his sermons on Sunday instead of the ones I catch […]

Dear God: Don’t Sweat It! I Got Ya Covered

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Dear God, In Matthew’s gospel (14:13-21) we read about the miracle of the loaves and fish: When Jesus heard what had happened [to John the Baptist’, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds […]

The Loaves and Fish in Barbara’s Life: God Is Never Fickle

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Interestingly enough, just as I was contemplating how God really does take care of you when you take care of yourself, I received this note from Beyond Blue Barbara: I am very happy. I’ve just been told that I have […]

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Seven Ways to Get Over an Infatuation
“Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I” wrote US songwriter Lorenz Hart about the feeling of infatuation. It’s blissful and euphoric, as we all know. But it’s also addicting, messy and blinding. Without careful monitoring, its wild wind can rage through your life leaving you much like the

posted 12:46:43pm Feb. 19, 2014 | read full post »

When Faith Turns Neurotic
When does reciting scripture become a symptom of neurosis? Or praying the rosary an unhealthy compulsion? Not until I had the Book of Psalms practically memorized as a young girl did I learn that words and acts of faith can morph into desperate measures to control a mood disorder, that faithfulness

posted 10:37:13am Jan. 14, 2014 | read full post »

How to Handle Negative People
One of my mom’s best pieces of advice: “Hang with the winners.” This holds true in support groups (stick with the people who have the most sobriety), in college (find the peeps with good study habits), and in your workplace (stay away from the drama queen at the water cooler). Why? Because we

posted 10:32:10am Jan. 14, 2014 | read full post »

8 Coping Strategies for the Holidays
For people prone to depression and anxiety – i.e. human beings – the holidays invite countless possibility to get sucked into negative and catastrophic thinking. You take the basic stressed-out individual and you increase her to-do list by a third, stuff her full of refined sugar and processed f

posted 9:30:12am Nov. 21, 2013 | read full post »

Can I Say I’m a Son or Daughter of Christ and Suffer From Depression?
In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, we read: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” What if we aren’t glad, we aren’t capable of rejoicing, and even prayer is difficult? What if, instead, everything looks dark,

posted 10:56:04am Oct. 29, 2013 | read full post »

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