Showing posts from September, 2007


I must confess that the closer I get in my relationship to the Lord, the further I feel from the organized church. (Gasp!) I’m hoping that got your attention.

Despite my attempt at overstated hyperbole, the statement above is, essentially, true. I don’t like that it’s true. I am resistant to the message that it gives me. I am not relishing the idea of embracing the role of heretic. Honestly, the idea that I feel so distant from the intimate “church life” I grew up knowing makes me very, very sad.

Now, please don’t get me wrong. Maybe I should capitalize that so you will continue reading past the first two paragraphs. I’m not against the church. I’m not being some kind of Christian “rogue” that jumps on the modern bandwagon of “all those church people are hypocrites!” that seems to dominate the perspective of the average non-church-goer. I’m not trying to be combative or whiney about this. As mentioned above, it distresses me to no end. But, this i…

Strategies to change ADD into a blessing instead of curse

by Dwight Bain, Nationally Certified Counselor

Is ADD a blessing or a curse? The answer is probably going to be different depending on who you ask. For some teachers and school systems, it may be a curse because of the difficulty motivating highly creative and over stimulated kids. However, for the parents of these high energy children, I believe ADD can be a great blessing when the parents or guardians learn what to do to guide the steps of these supercharged kids toward greater success, instead of feeling greater frustration and stress.

ADD is the common acronym for a medical condition called Attention Deficit Disorder, (ADHD is the acronym for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, which is similar to ADD, but with considerably more difficulties in controlling physical impulses.) According to a recent study from the National Institutes of Health, and published in the September 2007 issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. An estimated 2.4 million children bet…