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Month: January 2018

Growing Resilient – Coaching Session 5

Growing Resilient – Coaching Session 5

Deeply held beliefs. Icebergs. Before we think about those icebergs in our own lives, how did you do on your homework? Are those ABC’s and DE’s more easily recognizable? Are you finding that you are stopping and thinking about – what evidence you are basing your thoughts on? – are there other possible explanations? – do you need to ask more questions to get more information? – do you need to clarify? I hope so! Give yourself a hug! Any…

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Growing Resilient – Session 4

Growing Resilient – Session 4

Growing Resilient Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. [Psa 139:23-24 NIV] And you, …, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if…

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Growing Resilient – Coaching Session 3

Growing Resilient – Coaching Session 3

Growing Resilient. Hello again! And how are you today? The last 2 weeks I have discussed what resilience is and why it is important as a Christian to intentionally foster a growing resilience. If you missed those 2 posts, I urge you to go back and read them over: S1 – S2 S2 Homework Review How did you do on your homework? Were you able to capture a few incidents on paper and break them down into your ABCD’s? Those…

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Growing Resilient – Coaching Session 2

Growing Resilient – Coaching Session 2

Take thoughts captive – that will be our focus today. Let us start with a review first. If you missed my post from last week, you can read it here. What is resilience? Last week I talked about what resiliency is: recovering readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyant. Or, in other words, having fortitude (mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously: ) to not only recover readily, but to come out stronger….

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Growing Resilient – Coaching Session 1

Growing Resilient – Coaching Session 1

Growing Resilient, Session 1: Resilience? Let’s talk a bit about resiliency and why it is crucial to us as Christians to exercise and grow stronger in resiliency. What is resilience? Resiliency is that ability, that mental fortitude, that not only carries us through adversity, but allows us to grow stronger in spite of hardship. Paul, in Philippians, compares the life of a Christian to a race – and not an elementary school race either! Paul uses words that imply that…

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