Blue Like Jazz – the book and the movie

Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality is a book written by Donald Miller. It was published in 2003 and has sold over a million copies. In Donald Miller's early years, he was vaguely familiar with a distant God. But when he came to know Jesus...

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If Your Life Was a Movie, What Would It Be Called?

I roll over and stretch in the cool sheets.  Chilled, I pull them closer to my neck. As I wake, I hear the shower running, smell coffee brewing, and realize it’s morning. During these half-asleep, half-awake times my mind wanders. Thoughts flit all over -- today I...

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Reel Therapy – movies related to counseling

There’s just something about movies, books, and songs that get into our heads and hearts in a better way than talk therapy. Often I have my clients tell me about their favorite movies because it gives me insight into their worldview. Just the other day a client told...

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“Seven Pounds”

  I just went to see the movie, “Seven Pounds” starring Will Smith.  Lots of people were blogging and twittering about it, so I decided it would be a good one to see. I went with my daughter and her friend.  I think we were all impressed with the quality of the film –...

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An Unfinished Life movie

I love the movie An Unfinished Life starring Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, and Jennifer Lopez. Einar Gilkson (Redford) is a tough skinned, retired rancher who long ago turned his back on memories. Still in shock from his only son’s death a decade ago, Einar has let...

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Must See Psychology Movies

I thought it might be fun to list some favorite movies with themes that are related to healing, growth, psychology, and/or faith.  I will start by sharing a few of mine.  Fatal Attraction - Glenn Close plays a really great character with Borderline Personality...

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