Inspirational Mind-Body Techniques in Healing Process~by Sophia Smith {Guest Post}

image found on: unsplash.com Once, Hippocrates said that “The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.” This is exactly what mind-body medicine is all about. Unlike Western traditional medicine that separates bodily and mental functions, this practice is based on the holistic approach. Parallel with their regular medical treatments, people have started resorting to numerous mind-body techniques in order to improve their well-being, regain confidence and boost healing process. However, it is {Read More}

Beyond the horizon

Why God chooses to heal some people and not to heal others is always a heated question. Especially when it comes to children. No parent should ever have to watch a child die, yet it happens every day. I always think of a quote by a friend of mine when considering the gifts of my children. “God doesn’t give us children to make us better parents, he gives us children to make us better children.”  He gives us our children {Read More}

Happy New Year Everybody!

Graffiti Summer~Homeless, But Not Hopeless (Recognized by the next generation…)

  Last year my daughter, Miranda, created a promotional video to raise awareness for the Homeless in our area, and to make people aware of a fantastic mission we have here in the Greenville, SC area for the homeless. She got much more than she bargained for. Her initial thoughts were to go in, talk to some of the administrators (who turned out to be one person, Pastor Deb), and create a video of the center itself. What she found {Read More}

Can You Ever Feel Normal After Narcotic Addiction?

Come visit me over at Addiction Blog today. Can you really ever feel normal after narcotic addiction?                          

The War on Drugs

So much for Simple Saturdays, life has been anything but simple this week. One of my closest friends learned that her mom committed suicide (pills) on the same day she learned she’s having a baby boy. My short and oh-so-sassy 18-year-old daughter had her heart broken yesterday after attending a funeral for a boy her age who died of an accidental overdose. Pills…pills…pills…are taking over our families! How have we come to this?  I remember seeing a video about the {Read More}

Thought #9: Leave the Past Behind You

Everyone has a past. That past, good or bad, can shape you into the person you are to become—good or bad. Sometimes bad experiences from the past could cause us to make poor choices in our future, and then sometimes just the opposite is true. Sometimes it’s the bad events of the past that cause us to make good decisions for our future. The point is, you either learn from your past or you don’t. How many times have you {Read More}

Washington D.C.~In Honor of Our Veterans

I’m sleepy. It’s a little after 8:00 a.m. and I’m sitting at church before the early service while Trevor is in band practice. If you know me, you know I’d rather be home in my bed planning to come to the 11:0o service. I’m trying to get used to my new WordPress blog. I could post so quickly on blogger, but this is taking a bit longer to learn, and life is super busy right now. My brain is tired! {Read More}

The Trap of Addiction~Visit me today at www.addictionblog.org

Drugs do not discriminate when choosing their prey. Living in a society so dependent on pharmaceuticals, it’s easy to fall into Satan’s trap of addiction. Our human nature desires immediate gratification, which is one of the most powerful tools Satan uses. I’m super excited today to have an article over at Addiction Blog today. Addiction Blog is a resource for all types of addiction, but is almost exclusively educational. I’ve been given the opportunity to share my knowledge as a {Read More}

Serving a Supernatural God in an Ordinary World—Is He Your Superhero?

  For seven years I sought the help of medical doctors, psychologists, chiropractors, and other natural healers to cure me of grand-mal seizures, migraine headaches, depression, and opiate addiction. I hate the think about the thousands upon thousands of dollars I spent doing so. All that time, I had a direct line to a Superhero. I kept relying on worldly resources when I really needed the Great Physician. The creator of the universe. The ultimate healer. The one who holds {Read More}

Patience…I’m learning WordPress

Patience. Not my strongest virtue. I’ve decided to switch from blogger to wordpress, and the learning curve is huge! So I’ll be exercising my patience and yours as I rebuild this website…and during such a busy time of my life! I will not give up. I will not give up. I will not give up. There. First wordpress post complete. Time to hit “publish” and see how it looks! I’m sure I have a long way to go to get {Read More}

A Little Time for Learning and Celebrating

Okay my friends; I’m taking the advice of Matthew here… I leave for the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference on Sunday. When I went last year, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. This year, I’m a little more prepared on what to expect, but I have my work cut out for me!  This last year of blogging and writing has been a year of learning. I feel a little like I’ve gone back to college! {Read More}

My One Word

I’ve been enjoying reading about all of the New Year “stuff” this week. The trend this year seems to be steering away from resolutions and more toward focus. We shouldn’t make an over-the-top resolution and set ourselves up to fail. How many times have we done that?  What I’ve seen much ado about this year is “One Word.” Everywhere I turn online I see someone talking about his or her word for 2012. Well, with my newfound passion for writing, {Read More}

What if the Bible didn’t exist?

Mary and Joseph had some hard times to endure when she was pregnant. Here she was, probably 15 years old, betrothed to be married, and found out she was pregnant. She had to convince Joseph that an angel had come to her to tell her the Holy Spirit impregnated her! Joseph, as you can well imagine, was having second thoughts about marrying Mary. An angel spoke to Joseph in a dream, and confirmed that Mary was indeed still a virgin. {Read More}