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Hospital Chaplain Explains Why Spirituality is Essential for Overall Health

As a chaplain at a Level I Trauma Hospital and as a chaplain in the reserve component of the United States Military, I oversee and deal with religious, spiritual, and emotional concerns/dynamics of patients, soldiers, and their respective families. This article will hone in on why spirituality is essential for overall health and well-being of the everyday person. What is spirituality? Am I talking about a spiritual realm (i.e. heaven, talking to beings on a different plane or […]

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7 Reasons to Go on a Mission Trip

Have you been on a mission trip? Have you ever thought about how you will serve the God of the Universe? I was recently blessed with an amazing opportunity to join a mission trip through a local church in Decatur, Illinois. We served in Cincinnati, Ohio. Serving was an experience unlike anything I’ve ever done. Everything […]

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Is Shame Affecting You?

Shame: Is It Affecting Your Life and You Don’t Know It?

Shame and identity: a conversation with Mike Foster, author of People of the Second Chance and founder of People of the Second Chance, an organization created to “empower people to overcome life’s setbacks…” Setbacks and injustices can lead to shame. As psychologist Judith Herman explains, “Shame is a response to helplessness, the violation of bodily integrity, and […]

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