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The Fear of the Lord

by Dr. Norman Wise

[Psa 34:11-15 NASB] 11 Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. 12 Who is the man who desires life And loves [length of] days that he may see good? 13 Keep your tongue from evil And your lips from speaking deceit. 14 Depart from evil and do […]

How To Overcome Depression

by Dr. Norman Wise

Don’t think about depression being black or white – I am either depressed or not depressed but think of it in degrees. I am mildly feeling some depression or I have a moderate degree of depression, or I am severely depressed. Here are some way to weaken depression in our lives. Journaling has been shown […]

Spiritual Retreat To Overcome Anxiety

by Dr. Norman Wise

Spiritual Retreat Aimed at Reducing Anxiety and Depression Introduction:  ESV Matthew 14:23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, There are times in our spiritual and life journeys when we need to step out of our regular lives […]

Be my Valentine! What is Love?

by Dr. Norman Wise

What is love? This is a first century Christian description of love from a converted Jewish Rabbi. “(4) Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud (5) or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. (6) It […]

Be Angry and Don’t Sin!

by Dr. Norman Wise

“(26) And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, (27) for anger gives a foothold to the devil.” {Ephesians 4:26-27 NLT} “(26) BE ANGRY, AND [yet] DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger, (27) and do not give […]

Slow To Anger

by Dr. Norman Wise

Slow to Anger “(19) Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. (20) Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.” {James 1:19-20 NLT} One of the key factors that lead to conflicts is that we are inclined to want […]

Love helps! (John 15:8)

by Dr. Norman Wise

“”My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.”  John 15:8 The heavenly Father’s goodness, greatness, and grace is proclaimed and manifested before all creation when the life of the VINE Jesus flows into believing disciples and they bear the fruit of lives filled with actions, attitudes, and words […]

Powerful Prayer (John 15:7)

by Dr. Norman Wise

  “”If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”  John 15:7 This abiding, remaining, and sojourning in the VINE Jesus is connected to HIS words remaining in us.   This would imply that one of the ways that I am connected to the Living […]

Fire Alarm (John 15:6)

by Dr. Norman Wise

  “”If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.”  John 15:6 There are those who never were in the Vine Jesus and so these are seen as useless branches whose only use is […]