Category Archives: The Struggle of Faith

Why Do Christians Beat up Their Own?

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC I don’t need to go into details supporting my claim that Christians beat up their own, do I? I don’t nee d to recall stories of those who have been shamed and cast out, fired, … Continue reading

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The 3 Types of Responses to Financial Stress

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC Financial stress is about as common as Geigo commercials, just much more annoying. The commercials are short and sometimes funny. Not so with most financial challenges and the stress they produce. However, I’d like to … Continue reading

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A New New Year’s Experiment to Improve the Outcomes of Your New Year’s Goals

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC So, it’s the New Year again. And probably almost everyone will be thinking about New Year’s Resolutions or plans or desires about what they want to achieve during the year ahead. We seem to be … Continue reading

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Preschoolers and the Meaning of Freedom

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC How do my kids think and view their world? First of all, they are completely unconcerned about what I believe are the important things – such as time, orderliness, schedules, priorities, or expectations. They are … Continue reading

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Broken Dreams and God’s Surprise

By Matt W Sandford, LMHC Everyone I think has goals and dreams. A great job where you are respected and with travel opportunities, finding “the one” to spend your life with, becoming a Mom or Dad, starting your own business. … Continue reading

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The Appeal of Superheroes

By Matt W Sandford, LMHC Yesterday I was reading some comments to a blog and someone had written some insult to another commenter, which seems to be rather common in these types of online debates. A few lines later someone … Continue reading

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Oz the Good and Virtuous

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC I little while ago I watched the movie, Oz, The Great and Powerful. Enjoyed the movie. When Oz first comes to the land of Oz he is a con-man of low character. The good witch … Continue reading

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God is a Jerk!

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC It’s funny how so many folks really don’t like the notion of calling God a jerk. But the expression, when used of other people, seems to simply represent being pissed off or hurt and resentful … Continue reading

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A New Take on Why Your Prayers May Not be Working

By Matt W Sandford Have you even pulled back from your circumstances in life and wondered to yourself how many times that God didn’t answer your prayers?  I have. It was a depressing endeavor. There were the times I begged … Continue reading

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What do you want to BE when you grow up?

By Matt W Sandford, LMHC I was driving along thinking about something else and this thought came to me – that this so often used phrase has a strange hitch in it. People of all ages use this ‘cute’ phrase … Continue reading

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