Posts from June 2015

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The difficulty of sexuality

by Dr. Norman Wise

Human beings struggle to exercise self-control or be guided by their best principles when they enter into the area of sexuality in their lives. For every person this becomes a challenge, which on the one hand seems to have such great potential for an expression of love and on the other hand can create unspeakable […]

Facing Reality To Deal With LIfe

by Dr. Norman Wise

I was talking to a friend today about how living in an illussion can seem safer than facing reality. If we see reality as offering no hope then lying to ourselves and denying the truth can seem like a good approach to life. However, only by facing reality can we be prepared for what we […]

When Christian leaders fail

by Dr. Norman Wise

Pray for PastorTchividjian 2Samuel 1:11-12 NASB – “11 Then David took hold of his clothes and tore them, and so also did all the men who were with him. 12 They mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and his son Jonathan and for the people of the LORD and the house of […]

How Do We Handle Fear?

by Dr. Norman Wise

How do we handle fear? Fear can eat is alive. It can freeze us when we should move. It can cause us to run when we should hold our ground. Fear is the mind killer. It provides poor counsel to guide us. Yet, it is hard not to give into fear since it can become […]

Dealing With Bad Decisions

by Dr. Norman Wise

Dealing with bad decisions We face moments of decision. They come at us sometimes in ways where we can plan for them after careful pondering. But most of them come at us suddenly and without warning. We have to decide or we feel we have to decide immediately. We do decide. Then after we have […]

How to remain sane in an insane world?

by Dr. Norman Wise

How do we remain sane in an insane world? Sanity is not easy to maintain. Sanity is the acceptance of reality, the ability to discern illusions, and adapting our thinking, actions, and attitudes to be consistent with the actual state of things instead of how we would like them or how others would want to […]

Count Your Blessings!

by Dr. Norman Wise

Count your blessings Even during the hardest times in our lives it is important to take a step back and count the many good things that God has provided for us. James 1:17 NASB – “17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with […]

Who are safe people?

by Dr. Norman Wise

Who are safe people? People are safe who can admit very specifically their imperfections and yet be striving to improve. People are safe who see our virtues more than our vices and see their vices more than their virtues. People are safe who listen better than they talk. People are safe who can admit they […]

Handling Times of “Limbo”

by Dr. Norman Wise

Handling times of “Limbo” in our lives One of the hardest times in our lives are times of “limbo”. By limbo I mean, an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition. It is easier to handle the good news that we will live or the bad new that we […]