Keep Painting

Earlier this year I took up painting as a hobby. I have no illusions of achieving the skill of Renoir or Van Gogh. I have no desire to follow the likes of Picasso. I have no plans of selling off the house and moving to an artsy community somewhere in the Mediterranean to live...

How to Find Strength

Knowing one’s “strengths” is a hot topic in today’s world. According to Gallop, the component of human strength been studied and analyzed for over 60 years. The intention has been to help businessmen and women work from a position of strength, instead of deficiency. Without a doubt, knowing your own personal “strengths”...

How to Find Belonging in Transition

Growing up as a military kid, change and transition have been normal parts of my life. By the time I was I middle school, I had lived in seven different states. Right before my senior year of high school, my family moved to Germany. One year later, I decided...

How to Set Healthy Boundaries

Editor’s note: May is Mental Health Awareness month, and so we here at The King’s Collective have teamed with The King’s University’s Marriage and Family Therapy department to bring you some great articles about issues related to mental health. The topic of boundaries has become one of the most highly talked about...

What PTSD Really Means

Editor’s note: May is Mental Health Awareness month, and so we here at The King’s Collective have teamed with The King’s University’s Marriage and Family Therapy department to bring you some great articles about issues related to mental health. Mental health terminology has infiltrated everyday dialogue. Many terms, and even diagnoses, have...

How to Overcome Anxiety

Editor’s note: May is Mental Health Awareness month, and so we here at The King’s Collective have teamed with The King’s University’s Marriage and Family Therapy department to bring you some great articles about issues related to mental health. Anxiety is about worries, concerns, fears, and the feeling that you are not...

Mental Health Myths

Editor's note: May is Mental Health Awareness month, and so we here at The King's Collective have teamed with The King's University's Marriage and Family Therapy department to bring you some great articles about issues related to mental health. In lieu of Mental Health Awareness Month, it is important to...

The Agony and Irony of Obscurity

It was a brisk autumn day as Tim and I walked into the restaurant for lunch and our weekly mentoring time. Tim was on the staff at a large church and by all outward appearance seemed to be doing well.  He was a sharp young man who had moved to...

What Is Antisemitism?

There is a Yiddish saying, “A Jew is made up of twenty-eight percent fear, two percent sugar, and seventy percent chutzpah.” Why twenty-eight percent fear? Because of the history of antisemitism. Many of us have seen recent headlines about Jewish people being brazenly attacked in New York City, Paris, and...

HOW CAN I EXPERIENCE SPIRITUAL GROWTH?

Did you make New Year’s resolutions this year? Maybe you want to lose weight, read more, eat healthier, start a business, or just put down your phone more. Maybe your resolutions are geared towards spiritual growth, so you decided to read the Bible or pray more. Often we make...