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Fear of the Dark Night of the Soul

Fear of the Dark Night of the Soul By Chaplain Doug Samples   Even if you are not familiar with the phrase “the dark night of soul,”    I’m guessing you have spent a few nights there.        And I’m guessing you have friends/loved ones              who live there on a regular basis.    Friends who identify with Paul Simon’s opening line…                     “Hello darkness my old friend…”
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Faith

Fear of Failure as Parents

Fear of Failure as Parents By Chaplain Doug Samples   Don’t we all know those families    where all the children are all perfect?        Then there’s the rest of us!             The Bible was written for the rest of us!
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Faith

The Fear of Being Stuck in a Box Called Marriage

The Fear of Being Stuck in a Box Called Marriage By Chaplain Doug Samples   Many people in our American culture today    see marriage as a BOX! You have to pick your BOX carefully because    you’re stuck with it the rest of your life.       If you picked a good BOX, you’re lucky… so enjoy it.       If you picked a bad BOX, either…          1. Get out and look for a new one          2. Stay put and put up with it.
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Faith

The Fear of Never Doing Enough

The Fear of Never Doing Enough By Chaplain Doug Samples   “How can I be working 10-12 hours a day including weekends and still feel like a failure?”   As Chaplain for our SNU School of Professional and Graduate Studies, one of my significant times of service is from 5-6pm each evening in the lobby of our Royce Brown building as I welcome our Bethany adult students as they come to class.
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Divisiveness in Our Families

Divisiveness in Our Families By Chaplain Doug Samples   Over the past few years,     we have had a growing divisiveness in our country.  I can’t think of a time in my lifetime       when there was more discord and disunity than there is today. It seems like there are forces at work in our culture         that celebrate division over harmony.
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Faith

Things That Go Bump In The Night

Things That Go Bump In The Night By PGS Chaplain Doug Samples   What is it that has you scared these days?         What are you facing that is intimidating?   What part of life is feeling out of control? From time to time, I like to survey people      to see what kind of fears we are dealing with.            The most interesting response I have ever received was…                 “I’m afraid that someone will discover that I am a fraud.”                       What a haunting response!
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Student Success Tips

Finding Your Calling

This is the second in a series of articles Chaplain Doug Samples has shared called 10 Decisions for a Positive Attitude. Decision #10 is, “Decide to dream big dreams for God.” You can view all 10 decisions here.
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Adult Education

How to Magnify God as an Adult Student

This is the second in a series of articles Chaplain Doug Samples has shared called 10 Decisions for a Positive Attitude. Decision #9 is, “Decide to magnify the LORD rather than our problems.” You can view all 10 decisions here.
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Student Success Tips

The Power of Never Giving Up

By: Chaplain Doug Samples, SNU Professional and Graduate Studies
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Faith

Taking Back Control of Your Attitude

This is the second in a series of articles Chaplain Doug Samples has shared called 10 Decisions for a Positive Attitude. Decision #7 is, "Decide to take responsibility for your own attitude.” You can view all 10 decisions here.
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