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An Attitude of Gratitude!

If retirement is for old people then why am I retiring? It seems like just a few weeks ago that I was moving from California to come to Southern Nazarene University. After 20+ years of being a pastor and 20+ years of being a professor in the School of Theology and Ministry and now five years as Chaplain for our School of Professional and Graduate Studies… it’s time to retire!
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Life... And Lemons!

You’ve heard it. I’ve heard it. We’ve all heard it. “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”
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More Prayer... Less Anxiety!

It’s amazing how many times in the Bible, Jesus asks someone, “What would you like me to do for you?” A simple question that reminds us how much He loves us AND how much he desires to help us with whatever it is that is troubling us!
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Contagiously Calm!

My wife is afraid of heights! Because of her vertigo, this picture of a person walking a high wire would stress her out even if the line was straight!
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And It Came To Pass

Over these past few months, we have been talking about our anxieties and fears. A stressful time for many folks is young motherhood!
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I Wonder if God Can Help Me?

As we begin this new year, are we looking ahead with fear and anxiety… or faith and expectation?
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A Jesus-Kind of Peace

A Jesus-Kind of Peace By Chaplain Doug Samples Can I interrupt these conversations about anxiety to talk about peace? During this Advent Season leading up to Christmas, I can’t not talk about Jesus and the peace that He brings to us! When we are faced with a perfect storm, we desperately need a perfect PeaceGiver: “The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
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The Pressure of Anxiety

The Pressure of Anxiety By Chaplain Doug Samples
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A Meteor Shower of What-Ifs!

A Meteor Shower of What-Ifs! By Chaplain Doug Samples
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