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What you focus on counts

Over the many years I’ve been a follower of Jesus, I’ve noticed a trend. What I focus on makes a difference. Every few years, it seems the Lord leads me to study a certain area/doctrine. Often it’s a matter of necessity. For example, when we lived in a very poor inner city area for many… 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 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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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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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

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Kingdom skills: causes of emotional problems #2 (inherited sin)

  Continuing the discussion on Kingdom skills: inner healing. We had known Faith and her family for many years.  Faith had a wonderful husband and two delightful kids.  Yet one day she told us that she had problems with uncontrollable anger.  For no apparent reason, she would lose her temper with the family, shouting and… Read More

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Kingdom skills: causes of emotional problems #1

Continuing the discussion on skills for the Kingdom:  inner healing A girl came to me with depression.  When I asked why she was depressed, she was quite clear it was due to her family situation.  Although she was in her 30s, she still lived at home, basically because her parents had somehow manipulated her into… Read More

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Healing: our choice?

Continuing the series on Kingdom skills–inner healing There are some interesting verses in Proverbs 15.  Verse 13 says, “A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit.”  And verse 15 says, “For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.” The implication, especially from… Read More