Life Lessons From the Green

By Rev. Dr. Ron Barnes, LSW I’ve been playing golf for 41 years and I have realized that my golf game needs a lot of consistent nurturing for it to improve.  A good golfer will practice and practice and play regularly to maintain a high level of skill.  Consistent focus, concentration on the swing, and […]
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Sanity Savers for Surviving Sibling Conflict

“For heaven’s sake, stop that fighting. You’re driving me crazy,” Mother yelled from another room. “Well, Gail won’t let me play with the iPad, Keith yelled back. “My games not over, I’ll lose my level,” Gail answered stormily. With a sigh, Mother wearily went into the room to settle the fight. The autocratic parent storms […]
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The Gift and Art of Listening

By Rev. Dr. Ron Barnes, LSW “Everyone should be quick to listen (and) slow to speak” -James 1:19 “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it costs all you have, get understanding.” – Proverbs 4:7 Being listened to is a gift; Listening to others is an art. Do you have a friend who is going […]
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Ministering to those with Suicidal Thinking

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255 By Wendy Cibula Do not harm yourself, for we are all here. – Acts 16:29 I was surprised to read that Christian Superstar and American Idol finalist, Mandisa, recently faced struggles with depression. How could the author of perky-feel-good-its-amazing-to-be-alive music like “It’s a Good Morning” and “Overcomer” experience such a […]
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