Video: Some ruts are good, some aren't so good soul wholeness video Nov 12, 2021

The Belief-Expectation Flywheel, as I labelled it, describes how our soul works— 

  1. We experience something. It might be positive or negative. 
  2. We form specific belief patterns based...
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Video: Why we self-protect soul wholeness video Nov 05, 2021

God gave us the ability to guard our hearts— not so we would hide them forever, but so that we could deal with pain and protect ourselves from harm in healthy ways (see Proverbs 4:23). Of...

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Video: What it really means to be "triggered" ptsd soul wholeness video Oct 29, 2021

I learned this from the “raw talk” during one of our Centers of Hope meetings…

What does it mean to be “triggered” by your emotions?

Here’s our unofficial...

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Video: Your heart tells the truth about what it feels soul wholeness video Oct 22, 2021

We don’t need to be “afraid” of the “bad” emotions. The truth is that, even if our hearts can lead us astray (such that we don’t to be controlled by them), it is...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Video: Resurrection = more than just a cleaned-up version of the old resurrection soul wholeness video Sep 10, 2021

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-...

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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...

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Video: Life is beautiful + life is also hard emotional healing emotional health soul wholeness video Aug 27, 2021

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...

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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...

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