Being Still in the Storm

Living here in Florida we are well acquainted with storms. And it seems like they are happening more frequently than ever. What about the storms we face in our day to day lives? With the pandemic, our economy, and all of the unknowns it can seem like we are moving from one crisis to [...]

THE FOG OF GRIEF

This essay by April Reese was published on August 10, 2021 in PSYCHE, a digital magazine from AEON https://aeon.co/essays/how-the-brain-responds-to-grief-can-change-who-we-are/ It focuses on the complexity, individuality (as compared to the previously believed universality) of the manifestations of grief, as well as the bodily and brain changes that it induces. I thought it would be of [...]

2021-08-24T16:19:15-04:00August 24th, 2021|Christian Counselors|

FIRST LISTEN

FIRST LISTEN There is a story about a baseball player who got up to bat. The pitcher threw and the player hit the ball way back to the fence in the outfield. He rounded 1st base, then 2nd, then 3rd, as he was heading home the other team was throwing the ball to the [...]

I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU DESOLATE— LOSS, GRIEF, RESILIENCE

I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU DESOLATE— LOSS, GRIEF, RESILIENCE Ernesto Vasquez, MD July 2, 2021 In John 14:18 Jesus promises us that he will not leave us desolate. When I look at that passage in the light of Christ’s commandment of loving one another in John 13:34, then I begin to surmise how, at [...]

2021-07-13T16:52:05-04:00July 5th, 2021|Christian Counselors, Network of Christian Counselors|

EMOTIONAL PAIN, GRIEF, TRAUMA

EMOTIONAL PAIN, GRIEF, TRAUMA Ernesto Vasquez, MD June 19, 2021 “Before they call I will answer, while they are yet speaking I will understand”  ISAIAH 65:24 “My wife’s died and I am devastated,” was Jay’s opening sobbing sentence in our first session, “I feel so lost!” Jay explained that his wife had an MRI [...]

2021-07-13T16:52:16-04:00June 21st, 2021|Christian Counselors|
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