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mathetes

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  1. Some more food for thought on what the video talks about here (I know it's in the second video, I don't remember if it's in the first) and the most common (neurological) issues that many in this ministry seem to deal with: The three neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) that are effected in arrested development, according to researchers, are norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin. Serotonin deficiency is often treated through the use of antidepressant medications, namely SSRIs [selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors] and norepinephrine and dopamine deficiencies are thought by many to be a caus
  2. Not much new to report in terms of what can be seen in the natural, but I hadn't updated in a while, so I figured I'd post something. My wife agreed to have dinner out with me last Tuesday, just the two of us, which was great! She wasn't too excited about it, and I know she found it stressful, but everyone should be really proud of her for trying. We walked around a mall for a little while afterwords, she bought some sunglasses. She's always liked sunglasses. I got to have dinner with the most beautiful woman on the planet, so of course I was stoked. The pastor at our new church is talking a
  3. Well, the kids and I are really enjoying our new church, and my wife seems to like it, too, which I'm really happy about. She has stated that she's pleased with my progress in the J+K "program", that she feels I'm being a good dad to our kids, and doing what she's asked of me. She doesn't feel that she needs to work the program right now, because she "worked the program for years" (we only came across J+K a couple of months ago, by that statement she meant she tried to hold the marriage together for years while I was being a lousy husband). As far as the marriage, she continues to say that s
  4. Be still and trust in Him, brother. We are with you. Psalm 43:3-5 3 Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. 4 Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God. 5 Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Isaiah 61:6-7 6 And you will be called priests of the LORD, yo
  5. Lifted from www.c3christiancounciling.com: A Servant's Heart vs. Self-Centered Fear What always keeps us from loving and serving others as God does us is self-centered fear. Always. Take away self-centered fear and we become grace-filled Servants to one another and glorify God with our lives. Our greatest fears are of being hurt and of being taken advantage of. The Garden of Gethsemane and The Cross show us vividly that we do not need to be overcome by selfishness and fear. Jesus sweat blood in the Garden. His struggle was real because The Cross is a very, very hard and painful place.
  6. Hi Tigger- I was on the call last night as well - I hope you're feeling better everyday, you're in my prayers along with the prayers of many others. I was on the call last night, but I didn't speak last night, just listened. My wife and I had spoken on the call last Thursday (week before yesterday). She got very angry about what was said to her on the call (she felt that her faith and her word were questioned), and had mentioned that she might not get on the calls anymore. She wasn't very happy with me for not jumping in and stopping it, either. She chose to get on the call last night anyway
  7. My heart breaks for you - I'm afraid I can't offer much in the way of advise, but you're in my prayers. Hopefully you can find some encouragement in the following. Luke 19:1-10 (New International Version) Luke 19 Zacchaeus the Tax Collector 1Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd. 4So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way. Zacchaeus had the odds stacked
  8. Hi GMS- We've been working as a team with the children. We took them to church together yesterday, and I'll be going up to the house to watch our youngest this afternoon while she takes the other two to a doctor's appointment. I can't think of a day where there hasn't been any contact, even if it's just by phone with her calling me with a question, or me calling to talk to the kids, but I guess I'm trying to figure out if that's good or bad. I think there was a hope that me being gone would bring about a desire in her for me to come back, but I don't see that happening right now. She definit
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