Video: There aren't good & bad feelings, just healthy & unhealthy expressions

soul wholeness video Oct 15, 2021
 

I was listening to the radio the other day and heard the mantra in the lyrics of yet another song, “Fear is a liar…”

Then someone posted a meme on Instagram, saying the same thing.

Though it sounds true, and though I understand the sentiment behind this “bumper...

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Video: Emotions are to the soul what physical sensations are to your body

soul wholeness video Oct 08, 2021
 

Pain isn’t the enemy emotionally anymore than it is physically. Most of us do our best to avoid emotional pain. We bury it. We explain it away.

Think about the necessity of physical pain, though…

About five years ago, my son Judah broke his arm. He tripped on the playground, landed...

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Video: You're not just a natural-born sinner

soul wholeness video Oct 01, 2021
 

People often have more confidence in the devil's ability to deceive-- and in the innate drive to sin-- than they do in the fact that we're created in the image of God, and we've been resurrected into the new humanity of Jesus...

Here’s why and how…

Jesus not only died in our place,...

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Video: You may not get "over it" but you will get "thru it"

soul wholeness video Sep 24, 2021
 

As we were going back and forth about the forward for the Claim Your Freedom book, JB and I sat in a pub in downtown Salt Lake City discussing “hard things.” He experienced his version of a few tough chapters just like me. Each of us have different details, and both stories...

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Video: Resurrection = more than just a cleaned-up version of the old

 

The resurrection doesn’t remove the scars, it rewrites the ending of the story…

Sometimes that means the scars remain. They no longer control the story, but they are part of it- perhaps even a significant part.

When they killed Jesus, they battered Him mercilessly. Isaiah prophesied...

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Video: 4 Ways to Deal with Hard Things

soul wholeness video Sep 03, 2021
 

Back in 2014, a child-therapist my family visited for a season described stress in a revealing way. Kristen, the counselor, likened our souls to balloons…

(Yes, I have a lot of experience with counselors!)

“You can blow a balloon up,” she said, moving her hands larger and...

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Video: Life is beautiful + life is also hard

 

September 2018 I did something I never imagined I would do: I took a psychological evaluation. A full one. The kind with hundreds of questions followed by a sit-down interview with a licensed psychologist.

To say it another way, I voluntarily took one of those tests that cost several hundred...

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Video: Jesus has been far more successful than we think

soul wholeness video Aug 13, 2021
 

The Bible tells us we're redeemed by the blood of the Lamb (i.e., 1 Peter 1:18-19). If this is true, it means that Jesus offers a facet of redemption (read: freedom) at each place He bled..

(To understand the word redemption, go here first.)

Notice... 

For the purposes of mental and...

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Video: Salvation isn't just for the future-- it's for now

soul wholeness video Aug 06, 2021
 

In this short video we talk about how grace doesn't just change your eternal destination (i.e., what happens to you when you die), it also alters the ongoing experience of life now.

Let me explain... 

In seminary I learned about “the law of first mention,” a precept that tells us...

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Video: We’re all in process (Spirit health + soul health)

soul wholeness video Jul 30, 2021
 

I grew up in church— my Dad was the pastor. It's a longer story for another time and place (which I’m totally willing to share), but the blinders didn’t come off for me until I was in college.

I walked the aisle at the end the church service one Sunday morning. That’s how...

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