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Inner healing

Is your glass half-empty or half-full?

Do you want to be happy or sad? While there are some people who are unhappy because they need emotional healing from a broken heart, others choose to be pessimistic, to look on the negative side of life. There are a couple of very interesting verses in Proverbs 15. Verses 13 and 15 say this:… Read More

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How do we respond when life gets tough?

The part of ourselves that controls our reactions to life has a huge impact on us. According to 1 Thessalonians 5:23 we have a spirit, a soul and a body. Our body is physical and receives stimuli through our senses. Our soul is generally thought to consist of our mind, will and emotions. Our spirit… Read More

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Inner healing Spiritual warfare

Where is our battleground in spiritual warfare?

I’ve often heard it said that the battleground in spiritual warfare is for our minds. That’s certainly true, although I’m not convinced it’s the whole truth. Photo Credit: micaeltattoo (Creative Commons) Jesus tells us that our enemy is a liar (John 8:44), that he seeks to steal, kill and destroy (Jn 10:10). This can certainly… Read More

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Inner healing

A personal story for Memorial Day: in memory of my father

My father, Peter English, was one of the kindest, gentlest men I’ve ever known. Peter English: 1919 – 2003 In World War 2, my father volunteered to serve in the British Army. His regiment was sent to Singapore, where he was captured by the Japanese at the fall of Singapore and  taken to Burma. He… Read More

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Inner healing Kingdom skills

The ultimate source of healing

This post will conclude the series I have written on Kingdom skills: dealing with inner hurts. As I mentioned in the first post on this topic, I spent two years researching the area of inner healing–at least in part because so many people we came across were wounded in various areas.  At the end of… Read More

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Inner healing Kingdom skills

The battle for the mind

For several posts now we have been looking at the various causes of emotional problems from a spiritual perspective with the aim of equipping people to help those who are challenged in these areas.  (More of the tools in a later post.)   The ground where the battle needs to be won is the inner… Read More

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Inner healing Kingdom skills

The 5 “S’s” that give Satan a legal right

Continuing the series on Kingdom skills: helping those with inner pain and problems. In the last post we looked at the first of the 5, rather contrived, "S's" that allow Satan access to our lives–namely sin.  Here are the remaining four.    Seance: This “S” refers to where we have given Satan access to our… Read More

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Inner healing Kingdom skills

Kingdom skills: causes of emotional problems #5 (when Satan has a legal right)

Continuing the series on skills for Kingdom builders: dealing with emotional problems. The last four posts have dealt with different categories of causes of problems in the inner man: our sin, inherited tendency to sin, where we are sinned against and griefs and sorrows.  Satan loves to supercharge any of these areas, taking them to… Read More

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Kingdom skills: causes of emotional problems #4 (griefs and sorrows)

Continuing the series of skills for Kingdom building: inner healing   Diane came to see me with depression.  The cause was obvious.  About five years previously, her young son, around 2 years of age, had drowned in their swimming pool.  He had only been out of sight for just a few minutes while she was… Read More

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Inner healing Kingdom skills

Kingdom skills: causes of emotional problems #3 (when one is sinned against)

I once had a word of knowledge about a person who had been repeatedly raped by her father and an uncle as a young child.  As I looked at the people present at the gathering, I was fairly sure I knew who it was; a young woman had been glowering at me for most of… Read More