October 2012 Entries
When Sam returns home from work every night, he begins a litany of complaints regarding the day. He doesn’t like his boss. His work is boring. His coworkers are unpleasant. But does this focus on negativity really help anything? And more importantly, is it biblical? It is easy to complain when things don’t go right. Our nature is to jump on the negative.
This week, I did a webinar for the American Association of Christian Counseling on Body Image and Food Addiction. Both are family problems. People struggle with hating their bodies and compulsively eating even when overeating does harm. But, the food addiction as a real addiction is a bit controversial. The scientific community is currently debating whether food is a real addiction.
I recently made a major change and moved to a new city and house. The transition began with the moving truck broken down on the highway, then getting lost and unloading until midnight in the dark with a little intermittent rain. Then, I noticed a vine growing into my front porch and without thinking, yanked it out. It turned out to be poison ivy and it now is covering my face and arms with a vengeance.