Hope and Healing (Meet Pringle Franklin)

Hope and Healing (Meet Pringle Franklin)

hink of February and most of us will immediately be reminded of Valentine’s Day long before we think of President’s Day or probably any other day. Valentine’s Day is another one of those holidays that tends to evoke feelings of the best of times or the worst of times, depending on the state of our closest relationships. In the creation story, the first thing that God ever said that was not good, was that man should not be alone (Genesis 2:18). We human beings are created for connection- with God and one another. Indeed, the entire story of Scripture is related to a Loving Father God who is working to restore broken relationship with us and provide a Bride for His Son, who, in turn, gives His Father children through His work on the cross. We, created by love, are both!  We are caught up in the most painfully wonderful love story ever created. And we live in these same relationships here on earth.  All of us have relationship stories that have brought us amazing joy and great pain. Fortunately, we have a loving God who has much to offer us as we navigate these relationships.

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Why Peace is Possible in Turbulent Times

Why Peace is Possible in Turbulent Times

“In this world, there will be trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world.” -Jesus Christ

Last year, my husband and I attended a medical mission meeting at The Billy Graham Center, The Cove, in Black Rock, North Carolina. There we had the privilege of hearing from a remarkable woman, Aileen Coleman, who has dedicated her life as a missionary in Jordan since 1956. The past 40 years of her service have been at the Annoor Sanatorium in Mafraq, where she oversees a 50 bed hospital and clinic treating chronic chest diseases, such as Tuberculosis, which are common among the Bedouin people. Because the recovery from Tuberculosis is so lengthy, many Muslim patients come to faith in Jesus Christ during their stay.

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The Healing Power of Forgiveness

The Healing Power of Forgiveness

Many years ago, Mary (not her real name) was referred to me for therapy by her family physician, who was concerned that she might suffer from agoraphobia (marked fear and avoidance of a situation that causes anxiety should an incapacitating event occur and no help or escape is available).  She was so fearful to leave her house that she had become increasingly isolated and almost home-bound. A middle-aged and otherwise healthy woman, Mary suffered from such debilitating migraine headaches that she feared if she was away from her house when a migraine hit, she would not be able to function well enough to get herself home. In taking her history, she mentioned that she was estranged from some of her family members over a dispute that had been going on for years. As Mary was a professing Christian, we spent some of the session discussing the concept of forgiveness, and how God’s command for us to forgive those who wrong us is actually for our benefit.

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'Master McKinney' Inducted to the 2017 South Carolina Business Hall of Fame

'Master McKinney' Inducted to the 2017 South Carolina Business Hall of Fame

Join us in celebrating, Patrick W. McKinney, one of Life Resources' founding board members, in being selected to the 33rd class of laureates for the 2017 South Carolina Business Hall of Fame. McKinney is one of three honorees including Emmett Davis and James M. Smith Sr., who was honored posthumously.

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Five Fingerprints of Your Identity

Five Fingerprints of Your Identity

Life Resources is very excited to announce the launch of our newest class! We will be teaching The 5 Fingerprints of Your Identity. It is our goal that by the end of the class, the participants will have a firm grasp of who they are and the incredible power of their identity.  1st Peter talks about us as being Chosen, a Royal Priesthood, a holy nation,  a people of God; belonging to God and that God’s love is not based on them, their performance, but merely the character and nature of God Himself.

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Ten Most Careless Statements Made to Grieving People

Ten Most Careless Statements Made to Grieving People

Will Rogers once said, “It’s not what you don’t know that scares me; it’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Nowhere is this folk wisdom more applicable than when we try to comfort the grieving. To be sure, no one has ever taught us what to say. We generally parrot what we heard from adults when we were growing up. The difficulty is that most of our statements have some elements of truth in them. However, the message behind the message is not true and is often very hurtful.

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Amazing God, Amazing King, Amazing Everything!

Amazing God, Amazing King, Amazing Everything!

On Wednesday, February 8th, our Executive Director, Dr. Barbara Boatwright and Lead Prayer Minister, Joanie Jarrett, led a night of worship and prayer at Trinity Worldwide Outreach Ministries in Downtown Charleston, SC. The evening was a part of the 2017 Specialty Conference, Amazing God, Amazing King, Amazing Everything! hosted by Trinity Church.

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Healing Wounds of the Past

Healing Wounds of the Past

On January 21, 2017, Face to Face Mentoring hosted 'Healing Wounds of the Past' at Seacoast Church featuring Life Resources' own Dr. Barbara Boatwright and Joanie Jarrett. In conversational form, Boatwright and Jarrett spoke about healing wounds of the past and receiving the wholeness that Jesus has to offer to a group of women seeking to go deeper in their relationships with Christ.

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The 2016 Gathering

The 2016 Gathering

Life Resources recently hosted The Gathering at St. Peter’s Church in North Mount Pleasant, SC on Sunday, October 16, 2016. The second annual fundraiser featured local food, live entertainment and guest speaker, The Rev. Dr. Heather Wright, Executive Director of The Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal in Greenwich, CT. The Gathering serves as Life Resources’ primary fundraiser for The Seeds of Life Fund which provides affordable mental health related services to the greater Charleston area.

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Meet Tom Folse

Meet Tom Folse

Monday marks the 240th anniversary of when the thirteen original colonies declared their independence from Britain in 1776. In honor of Independence Day and for his many years of service to our country, we wanted to give spotlight to Tom Folse, our newest therapist on staff. He joined Life Resources earlier this year and has been an asset to our practice since day one. 

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Life Resources Celebrates the 2016 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award

Life Resources Celebrates the 2016 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award

Life Resources hosted the 2016 South Carolina Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award (PHWA) Ceremony on Monday, May 16th with a great turnout including Life Resources’ therapists, administrative staff, prayer ministers and Seeds of Life Board members. Also in attendance were long-time supporters and donors as well as community members interested in learning more about the mission and vision of Life Resources. 

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Life Resources Receives the 2016 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award

Life Resources Receives the 2016 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award

The team at Life Resources values integrity in all we do and we endeavor to live what we offer to others to the best of our ability. Earlier this year, we underwent an extensive process through the South Carolina Psychological Association to evaluate our organization as a psychologically healthy workplace. This process included extensive written questionnaires as well as a site visit that culminated in confidential, personal interviews with all members of our team. We are excited to announce that Life Resources was selected as one of only three winners in the South Carolina and the only business in the Lowcountry to receive the award!

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