What’s the Key to Defeating Loss?

What's the Key to Defeating Loss?

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A guest post written by Noie LaRue from Newport Beach, California

Loss is not usually a healthy concept, especially as it pertains to a lost job, lost home, lost money, and lost things. And feelings of loss are often accompanied by a feeling of loss of control. I’ve experienced some of these unhealthy feelings due to loss, and I’m grateful for the ideas that restored me to a happy, healthy state.Continue Reading

Does Revenge Make Us Feel Better?

Does Revenge Make Us Feel Better?

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A guest post written by Melissa Clendenen from Newport Beach, California

I’ve really been aware lately of the discussion in the news on taking revenge against acts of international brutality. Like great nations, individuals may also face situations where revenge seems appropriate by avenging, retaliating, or inflicting injury (as Webster defines revenge).Continue Reading

Have We Blurred the Distinction Between Healthcare and Insurance?

Have We Blurred the Distinction Between Healthcare and Insurance?

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A guest post written by Curtis Wahlberg from Lake Forest, California

Even with less news these days about the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, the subject of healthcare is not going away. People know health is important, so they’re talking about it and about the care they’re getting.Continue Reading

Hardwired into God, Our True DNA

Hardwired into God, Our True DNA

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A guest post written by Robert Schult from Monrovia, California

Does God have a DNA code?

In the 1960’s scientists put forth what is the current understanding of Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), in which DNA exists within every living organism that can function on its own. This DNA code has led scientists to believe they can predict what diseases we are susceptible to and how long we will live because this code passes these inherited instructions from our parents on to us.Continue Reading

Are There Health Benefits to Not Looking Back?

Are There Health Benefits to Not Looking Back?

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A guest post written by Nancy Piersall from Hesperia, California

Looking back with regret or longing for something that has ended or is gone? Looking ahead with uncertainty, doubt, or gloom? Feeling “stuck” in the present and not able to move on? How do you learn from the past without immersing yourself in it?Continue Reading

Being Prepared With an Essential Backpacking Item – Prayer

Being Prepared With an Essential Backpacking Item – Prayer

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A guest post written by Anne Hughes from Malibu, California

Awhile back my youngest daughter and I had an opportunity to go backpacking with a hiking group. We felt this would be a fresh experience to move us forward after her dad had recently passed away.Continue Reading

Attitude of Thought – Healthy Thinking

Altitude of Thought - Healthy Thinking

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A guest post written by Noie LaRue from Newport Beach, California

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you kept on blaming yourself or others for the things that are going wrong? I hadn’t really realized that I did that all that often until I was on a trip and at each roadblock or problem my first reaction was to cast that blame:Continue Reading

Health-Giving Effect of Sharing “Crumbs of Comfort”

Health-Giving Effect of Sharing “Crumbs of Comfort”

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A guest post written by Robert Nafie from Arcadia, California

Have you ever casually listened to conversations around you, but that don’t include you? Most often we’re engaged in our own activities and our own thoughts, so it isn’t something that happens intentionally. Well, it happened to me recently while sitting at the airport waiting for a flight.Continue Reading

The Gospel of Mary Presents an Enlightened View of Reality

The Gospel of Mary Presents an Enlightened View of Reality

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A guest post written by Mary Lou MacKenzie, from Lancaster, California.

Someone recently suggested that I would find The Gospel of Mary to be an interesting read. They were so right – partly because of the fact that a woman wrote it, but mostly because it really shows a more enlightened view of reality, matter, and sin.Continue Reading