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  • The Invisible Walls of Prejudice

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    May 10, 2017 Transformational Thought I have been blessed to travel to Kenya, Uganda, and Iraq. When I preached...

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  • Prejudice Means to “Pre-Judge”

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    May 9, 2017   Transformational Thought Once, when my oldest daughters were about seven and five, we went on...

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  • The Dangerous Sin of Nearness

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    May 8, 2017 Transformational Thought Prior to making a sinful decision, a series of circumstances play out making temptation...

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  • I Just Don’t Have What It Takes…

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    May 6-7, 2017 Transformational Thought When we are dealing with a life-interfering problem … whether it is a behavior,...

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  • Time to Take Down the Walls!

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    May 5, 2017 Transformational Thought The dog days of winter have thankfully ended and spring is in full swing....

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  • Control and Defenses: Protection or Destruction

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    May 4, 2017 Transformational Thought An amazing turning point in my life occurred when God woke me up to...

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  • With Whom Are You Building a Tower and Why?

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    May 1st, 2017   Transformational Thought Yesterday we talked about conflict and unity. Where there is unity, great strength...

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  • Faith is Jumping into God’s Wheelbarrow

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      April 27, 2017 Transformational Thought Two talented tightrope walkers were amazing the crowd with their acrobatics as they...

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  • One Step at a Time…It’s a Journey

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    April 25, 2017 Transformational Thought Some days are so busy and hectic … actually downright crazy. The world comes...

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  • Leaving Your Area is Often the Best Move for Successful Treatment Outcomes

    #1 Leave the triggers behind. Staying close to home increases the chances you will be reminded of a person,...

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  • 7 Tips to Avoid the Dark Side of the Holidays – Addiction and Mental Health Help

    The Holiday season starts with God painting the countryside with pretty colors, then continues with a whirlwind of re-orienting...

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  • Getting Treatment During the Holidays May be the Best Gift You Can Give

    The Christmas season is quickly approaching as I just heard Bruce Springsteen singing his famous rendition of Santa Claus...

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  • Returning Vets Struggling with Substance Abuse, Addictions, or Mental Health Issues

    We often think substance abuse is a chemical problem, and believe me, all addictions, especially to substances, produce chemical...

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  • 5 Tips for Not Letting an Addicted Parent Ruin Your Life

    Growing up with addiction in the family is tough. Even if an addict achieves and maintains sobriety, growing up in a...

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  • Recognizing Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction in Older Adults

    Alcohol is the most common addiction for adults over 55, but the fastest growing addiction for older adults is...

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  • Helping an Addicted Parent

    The parent-child relationship was designed to be special and powerful. Ideally, the parent is responsible for the child and...

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  • Medicare and Christian Treatment

    Getting medical treatment through our healthcare system is quite complex with many phone calls and hoops to jump through....

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  • Christ-Centered Treatment also Includes Biological and Psychological Components

    We often read about someone who has found God, becomes saved or born again, or maybe experiences a complete...

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  • The Difference between a Christian Track and a True Full Christian Program

    When you are choosing an addiction treatment rehab program, research shows a faith-based Christian program is more successful than...

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  • How You as a Parent Can Help Your Addicted Child – Your Child Needs Some SARCASM

    Parents of addicted children often struggle with not knowing how to approach their child and how far to push...

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  • 5 Critical Post Rehab Tips

    The Hard Part of Treatment is When You Go Home If you’ve recently completed rehab, you might feel like...

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  • Residential Treatment is Just the Beginning

    Many people believe once they finish a treatment program, their work is done, they are cured, and they should...

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  • 7 Obstacles to Reintegrating Back into Life after Treatment

    If you’ve made it through treatment and are soon going to be getting back to your real life, you...

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  • Seven Things that Jesus Might Say to Someone Struggling with Addiction

    Addiction is the kind of disease that can really break a person down. It causes embarrassment, guilt, and feelings...

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  • Low Down, Dirty Shame

    June 5, 2015 Transformational Thought There was a book in the 1980s that became very popular for its attempt...

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