Depending on who you talk to communication is about 90% non-verbal. Non-verbal? Isn’t communicating the art of talking? Yes. However, talking is only about 10% of the skill of communicating. We are always communicating even when we are not talking. A good example of non-verbal communication is when a teenager rolls their eyes in response to something that they do not want to do. This simple act can send a parent into orbit.

Lots of people interchange the terms “sad” and “depressed.” But feeling sad or having the blues is different than suffering from depression. Of course, feeling sad about many different things in life is entirely normal. Most people are sad when they experience a loss or disappointment.

Are you troubled by watching the live feeds of the Ft. Lauderdale Airport Shooting? It’s a snowy day out side and you can easily get caught up in the drama. Often when we are exposed to this type of trauma many people will suffer from Secondarytraumatic Stress ( STSD, a term used after the 911 attacks) and it might trigger some past trauma where you may experience some Posttraumatic Stress.

Worrying about things is a major part of the human condition. It’s certainly normal to worry about money, finances, health, relationships and more. However, when worry disrupts how well you can live your life or seems to be about practically everything, your worry might be a condition called generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

How does sitting in traffic sound to you? What about arguing with your children? Soon school will be starting back up and this means more traffic in the mornings and afternoons. It means changed routines and schedules. These activities likely make you feel stressed, but there are some quick and easy steps you can take to combat stress before it becomes a problem.

We need a little Grace in the world today, don’t you think.

I grew up with Andy and Barney, Car 54, Matt Dillon and Dragnet. All this violence is overwhelming to me. My father was a Little Rock Police officer and worked the radio during the 1957 Central High Crisis. I cannot remember worrying if he would be coming home at the end of his shift. Maybe because I was too young or maybe because it was a different time. I can remember when the current LRPD station was brand new. Dad would take us to the station and into the locker room of the officers. I can remember that they had a pool table for officers to unwind after a long day.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a powerful new psychotherapy technique which has been very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post traumatic stress and many other emotional problems. Until recently, these conditions were difficult and time-consuming to treat. EMDR is considered a breakthrough therapy because of its simplicity and the fact that it can bring quick and lasting relief for most types of emotional distress.

Acts 16:16-34 Paul and Silas were on their way to a place to pray. As they walked through the city streets of Philippi they encountered life. As they approached a place of prayer they saw a group of women sitting outside of the place of prayer. In those days women were not allowed inside. So, they sat down and started to share Jesus. One woman, Lydia, a business woman in fine ...

I am going to write about where I see Jesus in everyday events. I believe that we are very good at pointing out where Jesus is not and fail to see where he is. I heard it said that sometimes Jesus will calm the storm and sometimes he will calm us in the midst of the storm. So, today at Church, they talked about LOVE.