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How I Fell In Love With Jesus & Why I Stayed A Devout Christian For So Long

Bonding Hormones

holy communionThere are specific words and phrases used in the bible that can play a major role in the release of reward chemicals — also known as bonding hormones neurohormones or neurotransmitters.  Words/phrases such as suck and nurse, milk of the word, birth, born again, bosom, Jesus as the bridegroom, the church as the bride, etc.  Isaiah 60:16 states:  “You shall suck the milk of nations; you shall nurse at the breast of kings.”  1 Peter 2:2 states:  “Like newborn babies crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,”
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On A Good Day — In The Mood

We all have our good days and bad days.  I have certain strategies I use to keep me from being taken captive by thoughts I know I shouldn’t nurture; nor do I want to stew in biochemicals that can go with stress.   On those down days, I try to do what I feel like doing on a good day.  I take ‘me time’ outs even if it’s just putting in my earbuds.   I like to listen to music with specific beats per minute (bpm). Continue reading