Balanced Living

//Balanced Living

The Christian life involves transformational living. When we discipline our bodies, train our minds and renew our spirits, we experience transformation. Integrating our body, mind and spirit allows us to experience a fuller life in Christ.

LiveLiving believes that when the body, mind and spirit are integrated and aligned with God’s will, the believer lives in harmony and experiences a transformed life.

Healing Through Writing

Writing. It has always been my go-to. My happy place. It has for years brought me comfort and peace. When my father passed away, I wrote. When my marriage was in crisis, I wrote. And it helped. It didn't solve any of my problems. My father was no longer with me; nothing was going to [...]

EXCERPT from Framed by God

Life for me had started to look up. High school came and went successfully. Five years passed, and it was 1989. I was reaching my eighteenth birthday, and I was ready to step into a new chapter of my life.  The Hill family had helped me successfully reach my high school graduation day. Mr. and [...]

By | July 29th, 2014|Balanced Living, The Power of Words|0 Comments

10 Ways to Stop Negative Self Talk

Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. And other times, as Flip Wilson says, it is certainly "the devil". Whether we blame it on ourselves or give such culpability to Satan, it needs to stop, and stop today!  The “"it"” that must stop today is negative self-talk. Miracles do happen, and God still delivers instantaneously; [...]

By | July 1st, 2014|Balanced Living, The Power of Words|0 Comments

Eros and the Mind of God

Surely, no two topics could be farther apart? Sex is about desire, passion, and mind-blowing orgasms. Surely, all God has to say about sex is “Don’t do it.” This article explores sex from several perspectives: sexological research on sexual desire; romantic love or limerance; and, couple bonding. It takes a critical look at the role [...]

Sex and Sexuality: A Blessing or a Curse

Sex and Sexuality. Many believers treat this subject as taboo or forbidden.  This attitude can be very destructive in our lives and our children’'s. As with most things in this world, sex and sexuality can be either holy or an abomination. The difference is in how we treat it and how we practice it. Let’'s [...]

The Beauty of Committed Love in Solomon’s Song of Songs

Place me like a seal over your heart; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Song 8:6 NIV  The Song of Songs is an Old Testament book that is said to have been written by King Solomon. It is a beautiful [...]

Exposing 3 Sexual Myths

Many Christians never experience a wonderful sex life because they hold misguided beliefs about sex. Countless Christian couples live either in sexual frustration or in sexual guilt. Frustrated, they deny themselves certain desired sexual activities because they or their spouse deems them sinful. Others feel guilty because they participate in sexual activities that they or [...]

By | April 19th, 2014|Balanced Living, Sex: The Making of Oneness|0 Comments

How to Forgive Oneself When It Is Hard

Some Hard Things to Forgive Can you imagine being the one responsible for your child’s death? Can you fathom living through that–let alone forgiving yourself for it?  It must seem impossible. King David was directly responsible for the untimely death of his newborn baby.  You might know the story: He stayed back at the palace [...]

By | January 28th, 2014|Balanced Living, The Gift of Forgiveness|0 Comments

Forgiveness After Death: It’s Not Too Late

From the Eyes of a Chaplain To be Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.~ C.S. Lewis I sat at his bedside listening as my patient shared stories of his life, family, and friends. The stories were short and few, a representation of the relationships he claimed while [...]

By | January 24th, 2014|Balanced Living, The Gift of Forgiveness|0 Comments

God’’s perfect will: to heal or prevent sickness?

God’s perfect will isn’t to heal you. His perfect will is that you don’t get sick! In my study of the spiritual roots of disease—coming out of the Bible and what medical science has discovered—I can document a direct relationship between sickness and bad spirituality. I did not make this discovery overnight; rather, it came [...]