Healthy Connections 7: Sunday Selah

Healthy Connections Day 7: Sunday Selah “I will not leave you or forsake you.” (Joshua 1:5, ESV) “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46, ESV)  Being alone for a short period of time at my age can be quite enjoyable. I usually end up wasting time, eating too much, and so on, and that’s probably why it’s enjoyable! But being alone for a long period of time is…

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Healthy Connections 6: The Value of Healthy Connections

Healthy Connections Day 6: The Value of Healthy Connections Honestly, it sounds a bit arrogant when people say, “I don’t need other people. I don’t trust anyone, so I’m fine being on my own in life.” Maybe people are trying to convince themselves it’s true, but I firmly believe it isn’t true. We only need to examine the life of Jesus to see that, as relatively new Christian artist Cain sings, “The…

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Healthy Connections 5: Connecting with God

Healthy Connections Day 5: Connecting with God “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16, ESV) “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16, ESV.  My first three years of school, I attended Monticello Elementary School in…

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Healthy Connections 4: Connecting with Christians

Healthy Connections Day 4: Connecting with Christians “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42, ESV) Several years ago, I was discussing the virtues of the late great saxophonist John Coltrane with one of my good friends. We had been listening to some clips on the computer, which wasn’t doing the music justice. So I pulled out my copy…

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Healthy Connections 3: Connecting with Our Spouse

Healthy Connections Day 3: Connecting with Our Spouse “Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly…

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Healthy Connections 2: Connecting with Friends

Healthy Connections Day 2: Connecting with Friends Is the game “Truth or Dare” still a thing? I remember playing it when I was a kid, and it was usually relatively harmless. The truths were somewhat silly: “Do you like ____?” The dares were even sillier: “I dare you to eat a worm.” Today, though, if someone were to say, “Let’s play ‘Truth or Dare,’” I would probably laugh in their face. No…

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Healthy Connections 1: Connecting with Family

Healthy Connections Day 1: Connecting with Family I love everything about Christmas. Family time, movies, music, gifts, remembering the birth of Jesus, food, etc. I’m writing this in early October, and, yes, I’ve already listened to Christmas music this season! So it should come as no surprise that I hate the end of Christmas. I get bummed out when everything gets unplugged and put away. The beauty ends when the plug is…

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Healthy Connections 7: Sunday Selah

Healthy Connections Day 7: Sunday Selah “I will not leave you or forsake you.” (Joshua 1:5, ESV) “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46, ESV)  Being alone for a short period of time at my age can be quite enjoyable. I usually end up wasting time, eating too much, and so on, and that’s probably why it’s enjoyable! But being alone for a long period of time is…

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Healthy Connections 6: The Value of Healthy Connections

Healthy Connections Day 6: The Value of Healthy Connections Honestly, it sounds a bit arrogant when people say, “I don’t need other people. I don’t trust anyone, so I’m fine being on my own in life.” Maybe people are trying to convince themselves it’s true, but I firmly believe it isn’t true. We only need to examine the life of Jesus to see that, as relatively new Christian artist Cain sings, “The…

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Healthy Connections 5: Connecting with God

Healthy Connections Day 5: Connecting with God “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16, ESV) “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16, ESV.  My first three years of school, I attended Monticello Elementary School in…

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