Start of the new year, thoughts on last week, and a shoutout for Adoption funds

Its good to be back in the saddle this 2nd day of 2008. I’m looking forward to blogging through Mark McMinn’s Integrative Psychotherapy as well as fleshing out some thoughts I had regarding anxiety versus healthy concern. I’m also going to write a bit about how the news media shapes our way of looking at the world. And since I was asked, I’m going to write a bit about male circumcision. Is it abuse? There are some who suggest it is. This last one may not be a big issue, but since it was new to me, I did some thinking on the matter. Oh yeah, I also have to prepare for my class, Psychopathology. So, look for weekly installments on various pathologies.

I don’t know about you, but I did very little this past holiday week. A walk here, a kid’s movie there, conversation with my parents. And yet, I’m still tired. Go figure. I played multiple games of foosball. It was a big hit. Now, here was my dilemma. I am a good player. I played my kids separately, together, and with an adult. I beat them every time. My youngest is a tough competitor and he wanted to play me but got very upset when I continually beat him. So, I considered whether I should go easy on him and let him win. So, last night, after a week of telling him I never lose, I let him win. He must of screamed, “I won, I won, I beat Daddy!” for ten minutes. He told the whole world. (Freud was right about some things.) When my eldest asked if it were true, I said yes. So, I’m teaching him how to win and lose gracefully. I have a long way to go.

Finally, I want to bring to your attention a ministry that helps set up adoption funds in churches. Check out this link to learn more about the ABBA fund. See what they can do for your church.

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