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The Importance of Pain

A friend of mine has a child who was born without the ability to feel pain. Because of his condition, he's burned his hand on the stove without realizing it. He's also broken his leg after jumping off the couch. If he could feel pain, he could learn from each experience. Pain is a teacher for us all. It can protect us physically…mentally…emotionally…financially. It can teach us discernment and wisdom, and how to...
Oct 11, 2011 / Family Health

Shattered Lives

There is an artist who takes broken pieces of china and glues them together in various forms to make incredible art. All of us have broken pieces in our lives and sometimes we can't see how the broken pieces will be used to make something beautiful. Sometimes we feel like our efforts to repair and rebuild are futile. Some of our lives even seem to be shattered beyond repair. But, those seemingly worthless pieces...
Sep 20, 2011 / Family Health

When Drinking Becomes a Problem

These questions might help you determine the answer. Do you drink alone when you feel angry or sad? Does your drinking ever make you late for work? Do you ever drink after telling yourself you won't? Do you ever forget what you did while drinking? Has anyone in your family expressed concern about your drinking? If so, don't brush it off… really listen to what they have to say… and get help. Talk to your spouse,...
Jan 01, 1970 / Family Health



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