Paul Asher is a talented reporter who is having a crisis of faith. He once believed in God, but a visit to war-torn Afghanistan changed all that. He now questions everything he was taught about religion. He also has a crumbling marriage. And he’s battling emotions and thoughts from seeing soldiers die. What will it take to rescue him? Perhaps an interview with the Almighty would help. That’s exactly what Paul gets: three sit-down interviews with God, 30 minutes apiece. Will it help? An...

by bote brian on 21 August 2018

You’re not sure how much longer you can hang on. You’re in the middle of a trial, desperately needing some encouragement. Someone quotes you 1 Corinthians 10:13. Although the verse is talking about temptations and how God will provide a way out, they make this statement. “You know, God will never give you more than you can handle.” And you wonder, what is the matter with me then? I love God’s Word. I have saturated myself with it since 1971. But sometimes the right verse given at the...

by bote brian on 21 August 2018

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1. An Opening Prayer for a Meeting Father, Thank You for every seat that has been filled here, today. For each mind and heart that fills the presence of this room, we thank You. Only You truly know what we are setting out to accomplish today. We have an idea, a vision, hints, and daily instructions. We have talents, abilities, and time to work. However, only You can see in perfect detail the end of every beginning. Every project, every season, every life. Nothing is ever in vain, for even mistakes...

by bote brian on 17 August 2018

For centuries we have been fascinated by dreams and their meaning. In the end of the nineteenth century psychotherapist Carl Jung, best known for archetypes and the collective unconscious, began to conclude that looking into dreams was opening a door into consciousness and the spirit world. However, there is a science behind what happens during sleep. A research team of scientists at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratory in Kyoto, Japan, has explored brain scans while identifying the visual...

by School Of Life on 5 April 2017

A relatively new trend in the realm of pop culture and psychology today, Emotional Intelligence — or EQ — has existed since the beginning of time. According to Psychology Today, the preeminent site for mental health education and information, Emotional Intelligence is defined as an aptitude for identifying and managing emotions, and the emotions of others. To be emotionally intelligent means you possess three primary skills: the ability to analyze interior emotions and the feelings of those...

by School Of Life on 3 March 2017

Monday morning you’re at work, eager to share weekend news. You’re on the lookout for a certain coworker because,  “She’s just so easy to talk with, “ or, “It’s always great when he’s around”. Maybe friends are looking for you, for the same reasons.  What ingredients combine to create this very likable, sought after person? Why the heightened social regard?  On the short list, there are 10 common qualities we can all aspire to achieve. 1. HUMILITY You’re not a braggart,...

by School Of Life on 5 December 2016

Many people find themselves saying “I’m sorry” for things that should never in a million years require an apology – such as declining plans or asking for help. Women are especially guilty of this. How often do you witness a woman apologizing for speaking, feeling, or basically just daring to exist? When we apologize for something like having a preference, voicing an opinion, or even having an allergy, we are telling ourselves and the world that who we are is not okay. This can be damaging...

by School Of Life on 3 December 2016

Introverted people are special, unique, and deeply valuable. Unfortunately, in a world that demands extroversion, many introvert fail to recognize their own worth. They often push themselves to be more social than they are comfortable with and apologize for their true nature. This is not only detrimental to an introvert’s self-image, but can leave them feeling depleted and confused about who they are. Introversion needs to be embraced and celebrated, rather than discouraged. HERE ARE FIVE WAYS...

by School Of Life on 2 December 2016

If you’ve ever noticed a thing or two about interesting people is that they are always boasting of their endless adventures and travels, describing in great detail of the people they’ve met, the places they’ve explored, and all of the things that they’ve learned. These people are always up for a chance to try something new, knowledge is power to them and have a undying hunger to learn more. So what are some of these natural habits that interesting people have in common...

by School Of Life on 1 December 2016