Category: Encouragement

29. Recognizing Victory

29. Recognizing Victory

Recognizing Victory

In this final episode of a three-part series, Caroline concludes sharing the Cycle of Recovery. In reflecting on her recovery journey, Caroline recognized the need to find hope, experience transformation, and recognize victory. Listen as she recaps the entire cycle with an emphasis on victory.

The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But victory belongs to the Lord. (Proverbs 21,31, NASB)

How do we recognize victory?

  • Recognize every right decision as a victory!
  • Celebrate milestones on your recovery journey as victories!

Crisis Lines

  • Nationwide (USA) Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline: Call Or Text:  988
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: (800)-662-HELP [4357]
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453
  • National Child Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
  • National Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 or Text to 838255
  • National LGBT Help Line: 888-843-4564

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28. Experience Transformation

28. Experience Transformation

This episode is a replay of Episode 18 – The Cycle of Recovery (Part 2) – Transformation, originally published in April 2023.

Experience Transformation

In this second episode of a three-part series, Caroline continues sharing the Cycle of Recovery. In reflecting on her recovery journey, Caroline recognized the need to find hope, experience transformation, and recognize victory. Today, she shares her insights on transformation.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Romas 12:2a, NASB)

What is a renewed mind?

 – Retraining your thoughts

Christian Mindfulness:  https://www.themindfulchristian.com/

Catch It – Check It – Change It

 Be transformed with a new heart

Become a new creation in Christ!

Next week: Part 3 – Recognize Victory

Crisis Lines

  • Nationwide (USA) Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline: Call Or Text:  988
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: (800)-662-HELP [4357]
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453
  • National Child Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
  • National Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 or Text to 838255
  • National LGBT Help Line: 888-843-4564

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26. Communication & Care with Patricia Plumb

26. Communication & Care with Patricia Plumb

Caroline’s guest this week is Patricia Plumb, an educator, counselor, leadership consultant, and author. She has worn many hats but her focus these days is with The Shepherd’s Touch Ministry, a ministry she founded in 2018. On today’s episode, Patricia shares a couple of stories that reveal keys to effective and caring communication. She also shares about her new book, “God’s Handwriting: A Journey of One Simple Life and a Great God: A Relational Bible Study Guide and an Autobiography.” Patricia also has another book near publication and a third in the works. You can find her on Amazon at this link.

Contact Patricia!

Email: pplumb@kc.rr.com

The Shepherd’s Touch Ministry: https://characterthatcounts.org/who-we-are-staff-character-that-counts-rod-handley.php?i=Patricia|Plumb 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patricia.plumb.54

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patricia-mae-plumb/

 

Mental Health and Faith: A Closer Look – Podcast/YouTube Show –

Caroline S. Cooper, Certified Peer Specialist in Mental Health, MS in Theology

Caroline is a writer, speaker, and podcast host. She leads a mental health support group in her church and is passionate about providing mental health education and information to her community, her friends and family, and through social media.

You can subscribe to the podcast version on many podcast players or on Caroline’s podcast website: https://mental-health-a-closer-look.blubrry.net/

Mental Health and Faith: A Closer Look is also a YouTube program/podcast!  Please subscribe to Caroline’s YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/@InGodsCornerMinistry

Please email your comments, questions, or suggestions to caroline@ingodscorner.org

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(c) 2023 In God’s Corner Ministry

22. The Many Talents of Jermine Alberty

22. The Many Talents of Jermine Alberty

The Many Talents of Jermine Alberty

Rev. Jermine (pronounced Jer-Mane) Alberty is an author, podcast host, faith leader, national trainer with the Mental Health First Aid organization, and consultant. Throughout his 25 years in numerous industries, he has served in both faith-based and secular capacities, including non-profits, faith communities, government, mental health, and academia.

In this interview, Jermine shares information about Pathways to Promise and other organizations that promote education and awareness of mental health challenges. Jermine also shares about his involvement with Mental Health First Aid, a “skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues.” You’ll want to hang on to the end of the program to hear Jermine share his 5 Steps to Taking Care of Yourself.

Jermine’s website:  jerminealberty.com/

Mental Health First Aid

Pathways to Promise

Alive & Well Communities

Find information and mental health resources on Caroline’s website:  ingodscorner.org

Need help?

Crisis Lines

  • Nationwide (USA) Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline: Call Or Text:  988
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: (800)-662-HELP [4357]
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453
  • National Child Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
  • National Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 or Text to 838255
  • National LGBT Help Line: 888-843-4564

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21. Mental Wellness with Brittney Moses

21. Mental Wellness with Brittney Moses

Brittney Moses is a mental health advocate and content creator with over 50K followers on Instagram and over 2,500 subscribers to her YouTube Channel. She also is a student, wife, mother, and woman of God with a calling to bring awareness to a variety of issues related to mental wellness. In this interview, Caroline talks with Brittney about her work with NAMI, the importance of recognizing cultural effects on mental health, and other topics.

Brittney is an author with a great new devotional book available now and another book on the way this summer! Find Worthy on Amazon.

Visit Brittney on Instagram!  https://www.instagram.com/brittneymoses/

Visit Brittney’s YouTube channel!  @BrittneyMoses

Crisis Lines

  • Nationwide (USA) Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline: Call Or Text:  988
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: (800)-662-HELP [4357]
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453
  • National Child Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
  • National Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 or Text to 838255
  • National LGBT Help Line: 888-843-4564

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20. The Cycle of Recovery (Part 3)

20. The Cycle of Recovery (Part 3)

Recognize Victory

In this final episode of a three-part series, Caroline concludes sharing the Cycle of Recovery. In reflecting on her recovery journey, Caroline recognized the need to find hope, experience transformation, and recognize victory. Listen as she recaps the entire cycle with an emphasis on victory.

The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But victory belongs to the Lord. (Proverbs 21,31, NASB)

How do we recognize victory?

  • Recognize every right decision as a victory!
  • Celebrate milestones on your recovery journey as victories!

Crisis Lines

  • Nationwide (USA) Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline: Call Or Text:  988
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: (800)-662-HELP [4357]
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453
  • National Child Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
  • National Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 or Text to 838255
  • National LGBT Help Line: 888-843-4564

CONNECT WITH CAROLINE

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19. The Cycle of Recovery (Part 2)

19. The Cycle of Recovery (Part 2)

Experience Transformation

In this second episode of a three-part series, Caroline continues sharing the Cycle of Recovery. In reflecting on her recovery journey, Caroline recognized the need to find hope, experience transformation, and recognize victory. Today, she shares her insights on transformation.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Romas 12:2a, NASB)

What is a renewed mind?

 – Retraining your thoughts

Christian Mindfulness:  https://www.themindfulchristian.com/

Catch It – Check It – Change It

 Be transformed with a new heart

Become a new creation in Christ!

Next week: Part 3 – Recognize Victory

Crisis Lines

  • Nationwide (USA) Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline: Call Or Text:  988
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: (800)-662-HELP [4357]
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453
  • National Child Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
  • National Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 or Text to 838255
  • National LGBT Help Line: 888-843-4564

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18. The Cycle of Recovery (Part 1)

18. The Cycle of Recovery (Part 1)

Find Hope

In this first episode of a three-part series, Caroline introduces the Cycle of Recovery. In reflecting on her recovery journey, Caroline recognized the need to find hope, experience transformation, and recognize victory. Today, she shares her insights on recovery and hope.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11, New Living Translation)

What is Recovery?

A definition of recovery from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) states that

“Recovery is a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.” (https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/recovery)

Where can you find hope?

Caroline mentions three ways you can find hope:

  1. By reading stories of hope in the Bible
  2. By joining a support group or finding people in your life who have experienced similar struggles
  3. By observing the world around you to see where Go is at work.

Next week: Part 2 – Experience Transformation

Crisis Lines

  • Nationwide (USA) Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline: Call Or Text:  988
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: (800)-662-HELP [4357]
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453
  • National Child Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
  • National Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 or Text to 838255
  • National LGBT Help Line: 888-843-4564

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17. Easter and Beyond

17. Easter and Beyond

The Resurrection

In this final episode of Caroline’s 3-part Bible study on Easter events, Caroline reads the resurrection story from the gospel of Luke.

“Why do you seek the living One among the dead? He is not here, but He has risen.” Luke 24;5-6 (NASB)

The Road to Emmaus

Luke also records the events that took place on the road to Emmaus, when two of Jesus’ followers had their eyes opened to see the risen Lord!  Jesus is alive! Have you seen him? Do you know him? Will you choose to believe?

Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight. They said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:31-32 (NASB)

Crisis Lines

  • Nationwide (USA) Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline: Call Or Text:  988
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: (800)-662-HELP [4357]
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453
  • National Child Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
  • National Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 or Text to 838255
  • National LGBT Help Line: 888-843-4564

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16. A Not-so-Good Friday for Jesus

16. A Not-so-Good Friday for Jesus

Part 2 – Holy Week Events

In this 2nd of a 3-part Bible study on the Easter events, Caroline reads select events from Holy Week from the Gospel of Mark including the betrayal of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Caroline, a musician and composer, also shares her heart and her song that bridges the gap between Palm Sunday and the crucifixion.

I Will Lay My Palm Branch Down

(c) Caroline S Cooper

V. 1

From a joyful celebration to a lonely night of pain,

The time had come. You chose to face the cross.

So we would see just who you are, and why you had to go so far.

You sacrificed it all to save the lost.

Chorus

I will lay my palm branch down. You set aside Your crown.

To show Your love, You paid the highest cost.

So I bow my head in shame, but You gently call my name.

I’ll lay my palm branch down at the foot of the cross.

V 2 

When the crowds had gone away and there was nothing left to say,

on a hill there stood a silent empty cross.

Soon the world would know your plan. Soon you’d live and breathe again.

You sacrificed it all to save the lost.

Chorus

I will lay my palm branch down. You set aside Your crown.

To show Your love, You paid the highest cost.

I used to bow my head in shame, but You gently called my name.

I’ll lay my palm branch down at the foot of the cross.

 

Crisis Lines

  • Nationwide (USA) Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline: Call Or Text:  988
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: (800)-662-HELP [4357]
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453
  • National Child Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
  • National Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 or Text to 838255
  • National LGBT Help Line: 888-843-4564

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