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Acceptance Supports Healing Of Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue is physically and emotionally draining. In 1998 and for seven years thereafter I suffered from chronic fatigue. Every day I would get up out of bed just as tired if not more so than when I went to bed. I just felt sick most of the tim...

 

The Journey Inward: Have Truth Telling And Civility Fallen On Hard Times?

In his book, “Finding Freedom,” Jarvis Jay Masters, a death row inmate, tells a story about how his cell neighbor, Omar, reminded him of the incivility outside prison walls. One evening Omar, yelled out, “Hey Jarvis, check out channel...

 

The Journey Inward: What Wisdom Can Be Found In The 23rd Psalm?

The 23rd Psalm carries a profound message about the rhythm of life. Sometimes our cup overflows; other times we walk through the valley of the shadow of death when we feel like our very self is on the line. There are many people who know both sides...

 

The Journey Inward: Pooh, Piglet And A Little Treatise On Faith

By Dr. John Campbell Pooh and Piglet are facing either a rising or setting sun, we don’t know, as they walk along. Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. Pooh” he whispered. “Yes Piglet?” “Nothing” said Piglet,” taking Pooh’s paw....

 

The Journey Inward: Why Can't We Get Along With Each Other?

An elder care facility is a calm place…you think! Not so, according to Congressman Mark Sanford of South Carolina. Interviewed recently on one of the news networks, he described a contentious meeting at such a facility. He was there to hold a town...

 

The Journey Inward: Examing Jonah, Who Resisted God's Command

Dr. John Campbell We were sitting in little wooden chairs singing: “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so, little ones to Him belong, we are weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me.” Mrs. Moore, our Sunday school teacher,...

 

The Journey Inward: Did Lincoln's Depression Add To His Greatness

A year before he died the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy told a reporter for the New York World about the reaction of a young Caucasus warrior viewing a picture of Abraham Lincoln. The young man’s eyes welled up with tears. Tolstoy asked him why...

 

The Journey Inward: In What Ways Are We Like The Pharisees?

Dr. John Campbell Pharisees! Historically they were members of an ancient Jewish sect that emphasized strict interpretation and observance of the Mosaic Law in both oral and written form. In the Gospels Jesus frequently engages them in conversation....

 

The Journey Inward: When The Empty Nest Becomes Crowded

(This is part two on the topic Empty Nest) In my collection of poetry entitled: “January Snow” I suggest in the poem, “Go Forth” that leaving the familiarity of home and college is a vulnerable time for young adults. “They, not yet ready...

 

What To Do When The Nest Becomes Empty

Have you ever thought about going to bed, pulling up the covers and just staying there? I mean really camp out there. That is what Eva Beaver does in Sue Townsend’s novel, “The Woman Who went to Bed for a Year.” This funny and touching novel be...

 

The Journey Inward: Can Sickness Be Part Of A Spiritual Practice?

“I hear there is something going around.” Translation: there is a virus, a severe cold or allergies plaguing people in Brevard and Transylvania County. That’s what I was told when I came down with a 102 degree temperature during the early part...

 

What Do Cervantes And Jeremiah Have To Teach Us? -Brevard NC

Windmills are windmills. Right? Not so, if you are Don Quixote. Windmills are giants! Sheep are sheep. Right? Not so, in the Don’s mind. They are invading armies. Don Quixote, the enchanting character in Cervantes’ great novel, lives in an...

 

The Journey Inward – Callie Is My Unexpected Spirit Companion

One of my spiritual companion’s is Callie, my family’s West Highland Terrier. I didn’t know she was to become such an important soul mate in the beginning of our time together. At first, I mostly developed memories of her. For instance, when we...

 

Some Reflections About Male Depression

Kathy Cronkite, daughter of long time news reporter, Walter Cronkite, in her book, “On the Edge of Darkness,” writes about several notable people who suffer from depression. One of them is former “Sixty Minute” anchorman Mike Wallace, who...

 

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