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Only 51 Weeks to Go!

Jared Pingleton, Psy.D.   Probably by now the flowers have faded, the chocolate has been eaten, and the cards have been discarded. Once again, our attentions are understandably focused back on the regular routines and responsibilities of life. Valentine’s Day may be a nice, lingering memory, but we still need to love and be loved […]

By THE AACC, 5 years ago
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Forgiveness

Sarah Newhard, LCPC, LMFT.   “If God forgives us we must forgive ourselves otherwise it’s like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.”  Although C.S. Lewis penned this truth over half a century ago (found in “The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis”), the message of self grace, trust, and forgiveness still wars against […]

By THE AACC, 5 years ago
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Are You An Ambassador?

Eric Scalise, Ph.D.   Not that long ago, I was sorting through a drawer full of odds and ends—items long forgotten—and a small clasped envelope drew my attention. When I opened it up, a flood of memories swept over me. The envelope contained all of my father’s passports. He was a diplomat with the U.S. […]

By THE AACC, 5 years ago
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Three Keys to Leading and Influencing Others from your Strengths

  John Trent, Ph.D.   I have a good friend who is a businessman and an avid golfer. Several years ago, on an international business trip, he was invited to play on the King of Morocco’s personal golf course—fittingly called “The King’s Course.” He got up to the first tee, which was a dogleg right. […]

By THE AACC, 5 years ago
WEEKLY DEVOTIONALS

The Best Valentine’s Present Ever!

Jared Pingleton, Psy.D.   Today is about romance, hearts, flowers, cards, candy and wonderful fond, fuzzy feelings. But what happens tomorrow? See, the truth is that mature love is not based on feelings, fancy, or fickleness. Warm and fuzzy feelings are the result, not the cause, of love. Unfortunately, Hollywood and Hallmark have taught us […]

By THE AACC, 5 years ago
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Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Rhona Epstein, Psy.D., C.A.C.     “Lookin’ for love in all the wrong places…” -Johnny Lee   When Valentine’s Day rolls around, I find myself returning to my favorite chick flicks.  One such movie is What Women Want; I find so powerful that scene where Nick Marshall (played by Mel Gibson) struggles with his feelings […]

By THE AACC, 5 years ago
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What's in a Name?

Robert Shaw, D.Min.     Excerpted with permission from Created for Significance: Discovering Who Defines Us and How We Obtain our Significance.     Names today, especially exotic names, have become very trendy.  Many of these names are given because of their meanings.  Exotic names also are given to gain the spotlight, often especially for […]

By THE AACC, 5 years ago
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Why Gratitude Should Be a Gift in Every Season of Your Life

Lisa Murray, M.A.     Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. -Henry Ward Beecher   The fact that we had made it meant so much. Our first Thanksgiving together was a miracle of sorts.  This fragile, blended family had endured so much in such a short amount of time, many could have […]

By THE AACC, 5 years ago
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Adding to the World

Steve Wright, M.A.     Research is pretty clear. People who have a strong sense of purpose experience meaning and satisfaction in life. They tend to be happier, less prone to mental illness, and more capable of overcoming life’s difficulties. But, what does it really mean to have purpose? I would like to propose that […]

By THE AACC, 5 years ago
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Anxiety and Eating Disorders

Greta Gleissner, LCSW     Feelings of anxiousness from life’s daily events are absolutely normal. We all feel them. However, when feelings of fear and worry take over one’s ability to lead a normal life, such as maintaining a healthy diet, it can lead to an anxiety disorder. Half of all of those suffering from […]

By THE AACC, 5 years ago