Posts by Dr. Norman Wise

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A letter to someone struggling with thoughts of Suicide

by Dr. Norman Wise

Recently someone wrote me an e-mail who was struggling with the temptation to take their lives.   This was my response. I am sad to hear of your great loss.  I don’t know that led to your soul mate’s death.  But I can understand the loss of a loved one since my wife of 37 years […]

Meditations on Suicide

by Dr. Norman Wise

  Meditations on Suicide By Dr. Norman Wise [Deu 30:19 NASB] 19 “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants.” I had been thinking about suicide […]

Testing of Your Faith

by Dr. Norman Wise

2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (ESV) Through All of It https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0Dzh3RZn0E Lyrics There are days I’ve […]

DEVOTION for May 14th

by Dr. Norman Wise

DEVOTION for May 14th [1Co 3:1, 3 NASB] 1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ. … 3 for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you […]

Devotion for May 1st

by Dr. Norman Wise

19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. [Philippians 4:19 NIV] Sometimes the bible says things that on Monday morning is just hard to believe. God will meet all my needs? God will supply all my needs? God will abundantly supply all my needs? […]

Christ Centered 12 Steps

by Dr. Norman Wise

The 12 Steps from a Christian point of view By Dr. Norman Wise 1. We admitted, by a revelation of the Holy Spirit, that we were powerless over other people, events and substances-that our lives had become uncontrollable because of our sin. We accepted 100% responsibility for our words, actions, and attitudes. 2. Came to […]

List of Seminars in 2018

by Dr. Norman Wise

    Learning How Seminars in 2018 By Dr. Norman Wise From 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Free Light Dinner Saturday, January,21 2018 Learning How to Defeat Self Righteousness  Saturday, February 24, 2018  Learning How to Live a Gospel Centered Life. Saturday, March 24, 2018 Learning How to Control Your Anger Saturday, April 28, 2018 […]

Learning to Love

by Dr. Norman Wise

  Watch this on “youtube”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKtTytxN8D8 Learning to Love   4 “Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! 5 “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. [Deuteronomy 6:4-5 NASB]   28 One of the scribes came […]

Self Talk To Defeat Suicide

by Dr. Norman Wise

Love of Death Self-Talk   What is self-talk?   Self-talk a person’s internal dialogue, which can be positive and motivational or negative and demotivating.   Part of this internal dialogue can be a wish for death or idealization about suicide.  How can we weaken such internal conversation?   One is to replace this focus on […]

Musings on being secular

by Dr. Norman Wise

Musings on being secular By Dr. Norman Wise I think that most people, even those who say they believe in God or even Christianity are very secular in their “Monday Morning” approach to life.  I know that it is easy for me to fall into a “secular” frame of mind. What do I mean by […]