Category Archives: Center of Hope

Unhelpful Thinking Styles

1. Mental Filter – This can give us tunnel vision when we filter out some information to concentrate on some other information. Often this involves looking at the negative aspects of something and filtering out the positives.  Example: 5 people say positive things about … Continue reading

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Therefore I Have Hope

Jonah is down and out.  Chapter two finds him at the bottom of the sea with seaweed wrapped around his head while in the belly of a great fish.  Circumstances do not get much more dire that that.  Yet Jonah … Continue reading

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Are You Running From God?

Jonah 1:3a, “But Jonah ran away from the Lord.”  Why?  I know he didn’t like his enemies in Ninevah and he had some reasonable hesitancy toward those who had attacked his homeland.  However, he wasn’t running away from the Assyrians … Continue reading

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HOW TO PROVOKE YOUR CHILD TO WRATH

Eph. 4:6 tells fathers not to provoke your children to wrath.  What does that mean exactly?  Dr. Wayne Mack has listed 34 descriptive statements identifying what we should avoid if we do not want to provoke our children.  Circle one … Continue reading

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Statistics of Seasonal Affective Disorder

It’s a SAD time of the year-Seasonal Affective Disorder affects many.  Stay tuned this week to find out more about the onset of depression during the winter season.   Here are some statistics about SAD: About 5-20% are affected by this … Continue reading

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Do You and Depression Know Each Other?

Click here to watch a video with encouraging verses for depression Is there a person in your life that makes you want to run whenever they come your way, or weighs you down with their negativity?   If you”ve ever experienced … Continue reading

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Resolutions

Resolutions get a bad rap but they can have a positive effect.  The problem occurs when the aim of our resolution is more self-introspection or more self-effort.  Love has to be the aim of your resolution.     Love for God, love … Continue reading

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Joy Overflowing

The fountain in the middle of city square had just been turned on. As a young boy stood near he observed in disappointment as a small bubble of water glubbed over the ceramic case that held the water.  But as … Continue reading

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Radio Interview with Matthew James at WPGM

Interview with Matthew James for the NewsHour COHSV

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The Sadness of the Season

Joyful choirs sing, happy shoppers clamor  through the stores, carolers cluster on front porches, children’s face beam as they open their presents on Christmas morning. Happiness reigns through the Christmas everywhere you go,  right? For many, the Christmas season is … Continue reading

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