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When A Man Abandons His Son It Damages A Boy’s Psyche

October 31. 2017

Some men put their own needs ahead of that of their children, leaving a woman to raise their offspring. Some men want to be free, with no commitments after siring their offspring and leave the entire responsibility of raising the child on the mother. It is pure selfishness.

I’ve noticed it is easier for women to raise girls than boys. There is something within a young boy’s psyche that is damaged and devastated when their dad abandons them. A number of young men who come from homes where the dad abandoned them, are easily swayed and get involved in a life of crime. This is not the rule in every case. However, it holds true in many cases. Whereas, girls sometimes later choose the wrong type of partners and tolerate abusive things they should not, due to feelings of insecurity created by an absentee father.

When boys start to to approach their early teen years without the guidance of a good father, they can easily go astray. As hard as mothers may try, the direction and discipline of a dad is important to a boy’s development.

Boys whose dads have abandoned them, grow up wounded, bitter and disappointed. Some process it in a productive manner in vowing to be good dads when they get older and make something of themselves. Others become reckless and look for fatherly guidance and acceptance from older gang members/street criminals.

You will see it within the same family in a number of cases, where a single mother can raise girls and boys, and the girls will stay out of criminal trouble, but the boys fall prey to crime, due to being young males looking for guidance and validation in gangs/criminals that they did not get from their absentee fathers. They often lack that feeling of belonging and seek to fill that void with the wrong things.

Mothers, pray for your sons. Don’t give up on them. Realize you as a mother cannot be a father to them, but you have to drum it into them on a regular basis that they must stay out of criminal trouble and be ethical in life. Remind them often that they are loved, special and can achieve greatness.

Men, do not abandon your children. You have a responsibility to them. Be great fathers and set the right example. You can raise wonderful, successful children. You have it within your mind and heart to do so. God bless.

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Pray For Your Children

January 31, 2017

The world is currently in a state of turmoil and strife. The crimes being reported all over the world are discouraging, as it gives the impression humanity is going in the wrong direction. Cases have arisen regarding bullied or abused teens committing suicide over the internet. Children and adults alike are being preyed upon when they go online. There are increased incidents of violence, for the strangest, most nonsensical reasons. Drug overdoses are at an all time high.

It is important to pray for your children, regardless of their age. There are so many temptations  in this world, from drugs to crime for alleged easy money, which can lead them astray and into trouble.  Pay attention to who their friends are and what they are involved in, lest they lead your offspring astray.

It’s amazing how parents teach their children the right way, but peer pressure from unethical friends can challenge your good and decent example. However, do not give up on your child. Pray for their health, safety and well being. Pray that they do the right thing in life and find the love and happiness many seek.

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The Power Of Prayer

May 31, 2014

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Prayer is powerful. By God’s grace miracles have happened to many who have told stories of the great things God did in answering their prayers. I can attest to this. I’ve prayed for sick people, some who were on death’s door, even administered last rites and God graciously answered and they did not die.

I believe prayer is important. God is never too busy to hear the cares and concerns of your heart. Praying for guidance is also important.  There are so many important decisions to make in life and praying for guidance regarding things such as who to date, marry, what job to take and what city to live in, among other things, is important.

God can open the right doors for you and close the wrong ones, if you pray for guidance. If you have no peace in your heart and soul about a decision, it is probably for a reason. Pray for God to guide you into making the right choice lest you make a choice that  isn’t what’s best for you.

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Scientists Discover Spirituality Helps The Brain

December 31, 2013

PET scan of a depressed and non-depressed brain (Source: WebMD)

 A study conducted by Professor Myrna Weissman of Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric institute reveals, religious people’s brains are at a lower risk for depression, as “Parts of the brain’s outer layer, the cortex, were thicker in high-risk study participants who said religion or spirituality was “important” to them versus those who cared less about religion.”

One has heard the phrase regarding having a thick skin. Now we have a thick cerebral “cortex.” Studies have been done using PET scans to show the differences in a depressed brain and one that is in a better frame of mind. The scans show the variations between the two, indicating depression is real.

Some are told it’s all in their minds, as in something imagined. However, depression is quite real. Depressed people need prayer, hope and therapy. Talking out one’s problems helps. Keeping things in perspective, knowing that you have a future and things can and will get better, also makes a difference. You must always carry on, moving forward in life.

Thicker brain sections tied to spirituality: study

December 31, 2013 – NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For people at high risk of depression because of a family history, spirituality may offer some protection for the brain, a new study hints. Parts of the brain’s outer layer, the cortex, were thicker in high-risk study participants who said religion or spirituality was “important” to them versus those who cared less about religion.

“Our beliefs and our moods are reflected in our brain and with new imaging techniques we can begin to see this,” Myrna Weissman told Reuters Health. “The brain is an extraordinary organ. It not only controls, but is controlled by our moods.” Weissman, who worked on the new study, is a professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at Columbia University and chief of the Clinical-Genetic Epidemiology department at New York State Psychiatric institute.

While the new study suggests a link between brain thickness and religiosity or spirituality, it cannot say that thicker brain regions cause people to be religious or spiritual, Weissman and her colleagues note in JAMA Psychiatry.  It might hint, however, that religiosity can enhance the brain’s resilience against depression in a very physical way, they write.

Previously, the researchers had found that people who said they were religious or spiritual were at lower risk of depression. They also found that people at higher risk for depression had thinning cortices, compared to those with lower depression risk…

http://ca.news.yahoo.com

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Study: Prayer Heals

  September 30, 2010

A recently published mainstream study stated “Prayer Heals.” This is something Christians have known for centuries. Many Christians have witnessed as people struggling with life threatening infirmities, made miraculous recoveries. Christians have experienced this as well. Faith is able to make a tremendous difference in people’s lives and should never be underestimated.

Prayer heals, study finds

Prayer heals when it’s close-up and personal, and there’s a study to prove it. It’s not just any kind of prayer, but “proximal intercessory prayer,” or PIP — when one or more people pray for someone in that person’s presence and often with physical contact — that was found by a team of doctors, scientists and religious experts to have remarkable results in healing some patients.

A team of medical doctors and scientists led by Indiana University professor of religion Candy Gunther Brown found in the study, conducted in rural Mozambique, that prayer brought “highly significant” improvements to hearing-impaired participants and significant changes to the visually impaired…

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San Diego County Official Tries To Block Bible Study

May 31, 2009

A San Diego County official violated the rights of a pastor and his wife, in attempting to block a private Bible study they hold in their home. This blatant violation of their rights is illegal and unconstitutional.

The county official referred to it as an “unofficial use” of land, due to 15 people attending the Bible study and demanded they get a permit, which will run them thousands of dollars to complete.

That reasoning makes no sense. So, if the couple were to invite 15 of their family members over for Thanksgiving dinner or have a small birthday party for a relative and invite more than15 individuals, they would need a permit? That’s insane.

If need be, the pastor and his wife should defend their rights in court, as this was a blatant attack on Christianity. Do not tolerate it, because if you give them an inch, they will take a mile.

Couple: County Trying To Stop Home Bible Studies

POSTED: 5:31 pm PDT May 25, 2009 UPDATED: 7:43 am PDT May 28, 2009 – SAN DIEGO — A local pastor and his wife claim they were interrogated by a San Diego County official, who then threatened them with escalating fines if they continued to hold bible studies in their home, 10News reported.

Attorney Dean Broyles of The Western Center For Law & Policy was shocked with what happened to the pastor and his wife. Broyles said, “The county asked, ‘Do you have a regular meeting in your home?’ She said, ‘Yes.’ ‘Do you say amen?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Do you pray?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Do you say praise the Lord?’ ‘Yes.’”

The county employee notified the couple that the small bible study, with an average of 15 people attending, was in violation of county regulations, according to Broyles.

Broyles said a few days later the couple received a written warning that listed “unlawful use of land” and told them to “stop religious assembly or apply for a major use permit” — a process that could cost tens of thousands of dollars…

News of the case has rapidly spread across Internet blogs and has spurred various reactions…

“If the county thinks they can shut down groups of 10 or 15 Christians meeting in a home, what about people who meet regularly at home for poker night? What about people who meet for Tupperware parties? What about people who are meeting to watch baseball games on a regular basis and support the Chargers?” said Broyles.

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Nurse Suspended For Praying For Patient

February 28. 2009

Caroline Petrie

A nurse in England, Caroline Petrie, was suspended from her job for offering to pray for a sick patient. When someone offers to pray for you it is a blessing. To reject that is to disrespect God. The nurse did nothing wrong in offering to pray for the patient. I think some people are getting too politically correct and jaded.

Nurse suspended for offering to pray for patient to get better

A Christian nurse has been suspended after offering to pray for the recovery of an elderly patient. Caroline Petrie, 45, was accused of failing to show a commitment to equality and diversity after the incident and is now awaiting the outcome of a disciplinary hearing.

The community nurse who carries out home visits in North Somerset, has been suspended by the primary care trust and could lose her job. The married mother-of-two argues she did not force her beliefs on anyone but simply asked if the woman would like a prayer said for her, as she has done with other patients…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

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The Pope Visits Ground Zero

April 30, 2008

During the Pope’s visit to America this month, he said a prayer at Ground Zero in New York City.

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