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The Teen Brain: Why Addiction is So Much Worse

posted by Linda Mintle

It’s the end of the school day. Your teen is moody and complains about having a bad day. You later learn he has made poor decisions and acted impulsively. He tells you he smoked pot, missed class, but it is […]

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A Secret to Making Love Last

posted by Linda Mintle

It’s exciting watching young couples in love. Their desire and love for one another is infectious. But those of us who have been married for quite awhile have some advice when it comes to keeping love alive and making it […]

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The 3 Best Ways to Unwind

posted by Linda Mintle

I have a big academic paper  to write. This kind of task, like many we encounter at work, requires sustained energy and focus. But after awhile, we all need a break. So what is the best way to unwind for […]

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Our Obsession With Fame and How it Impacts Our Teens

posted by Linda Mintle

I don’s usually post radio shows but this one I did on the rite of passage for our teens, obsession with fame and how media sexualizes women is a powerful show. It’s 30 minutes long and important for any family. […]

Anxious? Give Exposure Therapy a Try

posted by Linda Mintle

Let’s say you really want a dog but you are afraid of dogs. Every time you see a dog, you become anxious and move away from the dog. This lowers your dog anxiety but doesn’t help you tolerate a dog […]

Fear Not…How is This Possible?

posted by Linda Mintle

Fear not…a phrase that appears in 18 books of the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, angels, prophets, apostles and Christ himself announce that we are not to fear. Job, a righteous man, felt fear and gave in to it. He […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

posted by Linda Mintle

Wishing all my readers a very Merry Christmas.  Christ is Born!

Are You as Over Politics As I Am?

posted by Linda Mintle

I hate politics. I feel assaulted every time a political ad comes on the air. Name calling, accusations, a total disregard for truth.. I could go on but you are experiencing it too! It’s so disgusting that I am clicking […]

Wait on the Lord: He Sees the Delay

posted by Linda Mintle

I’m still waiting  for something important to take place in my life. It continues to get delayed and it is trying my patience. My natural response is to get tough on the people who are delaying and push my weight […]

Tebow Continues to Be a Class Act

posted by Linda Mintle

Are you ready for some football? September 5 is right around the corner and the Tebow naysayers are beginning their attacks. CBS broadcaster and former NFL quarterback, Boomer Esiason, seems to have it out for Tebow. After telling us last […]

Shame on ABC News! Making Tragedy Political

posted by Linda Mintle

Shame on ABC News for trying to make the horrific shootings in Aurora Colorado into a political issue. Reporter Brian Ross on Good Morning America this a..m.. Stephanolpoulos: I’m going to go to Brian Ross. You’ve been investigating the background […]

HAPPY 4th of JULY

posted by Linda Mintle

Taking a break and simply wishing all of you a wonderful holiday. Be safe, honor those who serve and secure our freedom, enjoy your family, barbecues and other forms of celebration!

A Tall Order: Bless Those Who Curse You

posted by Linda Mintle

This week I have had the opportunity to practice what I consider one of the most difficult passages in the Bible. It is found in Matthew 5: 43-48 (NIV). Jesus tells us how to treat those who curse us –something […]

Beyonce’s And Jay Z’s Baby’s Over the Top Birth

posted by Linda Mintle

Beyonce and Jay-Z had a baby girl! Congrats to them. Always glad for a healthy birth! But apparently not everyone is overjoyed with the circumstances surrounding this birth. According to MailOnline: A rumored 1. 3 million was spent to renovate […]

5 Habits of a Highly Productive Workers

posted by Linda Mintle

In a difficult job market, it always pays to be highly productive in your work. What are those habits that make for a good worker who gets the job done? 1) Refuse to multi-task. Research confirms that multitasking doesn’t pay […]

Why Some Atheists Are Going to Church

posted by Linda Mintle

I ran across an interesting article on abc news about why some atheists are going to church. The article referenced a study conducted by two sociologists, one at Rice University and the other at the University of Buffalo in the December […]

If You Smoke, You Don’t Get the Job

posted by Linda Mintle

You smoke, don’t apply for a job. You will be screened and turned down. Yes, it is controversial. A Virginian hospital chain will be instituting a “nicotine-free hiring policy” at the end of this month. If you want a job, […]

What? My Dog Needs a Flu Shot?

posted by Linda Mintle

I have an adorable four-year-old black miniature poodle. There are times I have to travel and need to take her to doggie day care. We actually have a really great place to board her for a day. But here is […]

11-11-11 Global Day of Worship: Be a Part of It

posted by Linda Mintle

Today, 11-11-11 is Global Day of Worship. 24 hours 24 time zones Joining 24 elders around the throne to throw our Lord a party. No purpose but to worship Him!         For one day, the globe gives […]

Kate Plus 8(8)

posted by Linda Mintle

It’s not really news when someone gets a speeding ticket. Most of us have unfortunately had that experience. So when Kate Gosselin was again in the news this week for paying her speeding ticket, I didn’t think much about it. […]

PETA Going Porn

posted by Linda Mintle

PETA is located in my community. They are always in the news about something. Even though I am an animal lover and hate animal abuse, I find their antics a bit over the edge at times. The photo to the […]

God, Hurricanes and Social Media

posted by Linda Mintle

It was a wild ride this weekend. I live on water and was in the path of hurricane Irene. We had a lot of flooding and water in the garage but no major damage. Our neighbor’s trees fell on our […]

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The Consequences of Holding a Grudge
A grudge involves holding resentment because of some real or imagined wrong. A grudge develops when you don’t like the way a conflict ended. Nursing a grudge can lead to revenge. Consider the story of John the Baptist in Mark 6 of the ...

posted 6:00:42am Apr. 20, 2015 | read full post »

Angry: 7 Steps to Regain Control
Anger is a powerful emotion that needs to be controlled. If you struggle with anger, consider these steps to regain control. Admit that you are out of control. While anger is a normal emotion and not a sin, anger expression can be sinful. If ...

posted 6:00:25am Apr. 17, 2015 | read full post »

The Secret To Building Persistence in Your Child
Persistence is a trait that most parents want to see developed in their children. We know from research that persistent children are less likely to be delinquent and more likely to be engaged in school. What parent wouldn’t want to build this ...

posted 6:00:44am Apr. 14, 2015 | read full post »

Reconciliation: The Willingness to Try Again
The pain of a broken relationship is often difficult to heal. Years of hurt and resentment can feel too big to tackle. And the idea of embracing emotional pain without being able to control the other person means an uncertain ...

posted 6:00:34am Apr. 13, 2015 | read full post »

8 Prescriptions to Resist Taking Revenge
Revenge is an angry response to being treated in wrong ways, but it is not a godly response. Scripture tells us that revenge is the Lord’s and we need to leave it to him. Revenge doesn’t solve anything anyway. It only ups the ante for ...

posted 6:00:37am Apr. 10, 2015 | read full post »

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