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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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Monday, March 28, 2011
Do you feel like if you ever had a mind you have lost it?
Some people feel like this all the time.
The Psalmist felt a little screwed up: "Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? Psalm 42:5
As Eugene Peterson translates it in the Message, this is the guy that "...was always at the head of the worshiping crowd, right out in front, Leading them all, eager to arrive and worship, Shouting praises, singing thanksgiving..."
But then that's when he asks himself, "Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues?" And then answers, "When my soul is in the dumps, I rehearse everything I know of you, From Jordan depths to Hermon heights, including Mount Mizar. Chaos calls to chaos, to the tune of whitewater rapids. Your breaking surf, your thundering breakers crash and crush me. Then God promises to love me all day, sing songs all through the night! My life is God's prayer."
Feeling a little crazy are you? There are no simple answers. But read Psalm 42 in the Message. It will help.
PUT YOUR HOPE IN GOD!
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Saturday, March 26, 2011
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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Saturday, March 19, 2011
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Friday, March 18, 2011
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Thursday, March 17, 2011
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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Friday, March 11, 2011
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Wednesday, March 09, 2011THE HEALING CODE
6 Minutes to Heal the Source of Your Health, Success, or Relationship Issue
By Alexander Loyd, PhD, ND with Ben Johnson, MD, DO, NMD
OVERVIEW: In 2001, Dr. Alexander Loyd discovered how to activate a physical function built into the body that removes the source of up to 95% of an illness and disease. The neuro-immune system can then do its job of healing whatever is wrong in the body. Dr. Loyd's findings were validated by tests and by the thousands of people from all over the world who have used The Healing Code system to correct virtually any physical, emotional, or relational issue, as well as realize breakthroughs in career success. His testing has also revealed that there is a "Universal Healing Code" that can help cure most issues for most people. In this book, you learn that Universal Healing code, which takes only minutes to do.
AUTHORS: Alexander Loyd holds doctorates in psychology and naturopathic medicine. His private practice has become one of the largest of its kind in the world, as thousands of clients in 50 states and more than 140 countries use The Healing Code system to heal the source of virtually any physical, emotional, success or relational issue. Ben Johnson is the former clinical director of the Immune Recovery Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia. Since being healed in 2004 of his Lou Gehrig's disease by using The Healing Code, he has lectured all over the world about how it works.
MY REVIEW: This is a book you must read! You must read it because if what these two doctors are teaching is true, it will heal your physical and emotional problems. And who doesn't need that? Remember I said, "If." If what they are teaching is true it may very well be the greatest discovery since medicine. That's quite a statement, I know. But I believe it.
Now, is it true and do the Healing Codes they teach actually work? I don't know! I don't know! I did try it once but that's not giving it an "honest" chance. I will try it again over a longer period of time and I will let you know if I think it works. I am a skeptic by nature. So I started out reading this book with the attitude of a skeptic. In fact, I thought and still do think, that the Healing Codes are a little silly. I can't help it. I am just being honest. But I want to go on immediately to say that I found this to be one of the most interesting and informative books I have read in a long time. I will state again: I think this is a book you must read! I want you to read it and decide for yourself.
I am an independent book reviewer--not a doctor. My purpose in all of this has been to simply review the book. The book is an excellent read. Anyone reading with an open mind will learn many valuable things. I am pleased that both authors are doctors and they are both Christians. They tell you the first thing to do toward healing is pray. In my mind--prayer is the key. The healing may not come just through prayer but if it comes at all it will be because the process began with prayer. So, in this review I have not tried to communicate all the medical advice and the process of healing. You will need to get the book and look into that yourself and make your own judgment. I think it will be a wise thing to do.
(This book was provided to me by Hachette Book Group for this review.)
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Monday, March 07, 2011
MY REVIEW: If your most important relationships are less than what you wish they could be, then this is the book for you. This book will motivate you to take steps to reconnect with the people who really matter. This thirty-day program guides you step-by-step to deeper, more satisfying relationships by developing four forgotten but powerful relational arts for changing, improving, and repairing the relationships you care about most. You will spend one week on each of the following topics: The Art of Being All There, The Art of Acting Intentionally, The Art of Risking Awkwardness and The Art of Letting Go.
My wife and I have known each other since we were teenagers and we have been married for fifty-three years. I have retired after almost fifty years of ministry as a Senior Minister. My closest relationships have come from marriage and ministry. All of my relationships will be strengthened by what I read in this splendid book. I was familiar with most of the things in this book but I needed to have them brought back to memory and strengthened. I found the two quotes at the beginning of every chapter to be of great value. This book is not only valuable--it is readable. I found it difficult to put down. I agree with Craig Groeschel, pastor of LifeChurch.tv who said, "Chris and Kerry Shook give sound advice for putting those we love first and practical tips to make our love last."
(I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.)
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Saturday, March 05, 2011
The husband finally lost it and yelled, "How could God make you so beautiful and so stupid at the same time?"
Without hesitation the wife shot back, "Well, he made me beautiful so you would love me, and he made me stupid so I'd love you."
Many times in stressful situations we point a finger at someone---usually the one closest to us.
If we really want to solve relationship problems and experience lasting love, we have to get over the blame game.
We smile when we think of the first relationship of all time, Adam and Eve and how they got caught up with blaming. (Genesis 3:12)
But we don't smile or think it wrong when we do the same thing ourselves.
Whether it's with our mate or someone else we need to remember the old, perhaps trite but true statement: "When you point a finger at somebody, there are four pointing back at you."
Stop blaming and start gracing! (Is gracing a word?) Hey, don't blame me. I'm not a word smith.
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Thursday, March 03, 2011
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Wednesday, March 02, 2011
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