Sim, nós cremos

Boa noite a todos!

Hoje temos aqui um vídeo belíssimo com o louvor da banda Newsboys, que ficou internacionalmente conhecida por sua participação nos filmes “Deus Não Está Morto” (“God is Not Dead”).

Eles cantam a fé e afirmam de todo o coração muitas convicções da fé cristã. Meu destaque pessoal é o comentário sobre a apresentação marcante do baterista da banda, Duncan Phillips.

Excelente baterista, excelente vídeo, excelente coração…

Uma salva de palmas para a banda Newsboys!

Adore ao SENHOR Deus e o seu Primogênito.

Que o Espírito de Santidade seja com todos vocês!

Atenciosamente,

Rafael Caldeira de Faria, Baterista.

In this time of desperation
When all we know is doubt and fear
There is only one foundation
We believe, we believe
In this broken generation
When all is dark, You help us see
There is only one salvation
We believe, we believeWe believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life
We believe in the crucifixion
We believe that He conquered death
We believe in the resurrection
And He’s comin’ back again, we believe

So, let our faith be more than anthems
Greater than the songs we sing
And in our weakness and temptations
We believe, we believe!

We believe in God the Father!
We believe in Jesus Christ!
We believe in the Holy Spirit!
And He’s given us new life!
We believe in the crucifixion!
We believe that He conquered death!
We believe in the resurrection!
And He’s comin’ back again!

Let the lost be found and the dead be raised!
In the here and now, let love invade!
Let the church live loud, our God we’ll say
We believe, we believe!
And the gates of hell will not prevail!
For the power of God, has torn the veil!
Now we know Your love will never fail!
We believe, we believe!

We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life!
We believe in the crucifixion!
We believe that He conquered death!
We believe in the resurrection!
And He’s comin’ back,
He’s comin’ back again!
He’s comin’ back again!
We believe!
We believe!

“‘The M Word’ – Your brain, Friends and Soul on Technology”, palestra da Psicóloga Dra. Doreen Dodgen-Magee.

“Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee addresses technology use and addiction.

She presents startling statistics and research on the psychological aspects of technology use and calls her audience to consider changing the amount of time they spend using technology and the ways they allow it to influence them.

She presents her concerns that social media has given young people a false sense of self, that people are no longer stimulating their bodies and minds in meaningful ways, and most importantly that people are losing the depth of their spiritual life, which naturally must be slow-paced and focused”.

Aqui temos um vídeo muito interessante da Rosemead School of Psychology, da Biola University, sobre tecnologia, relacionamentos e espiritualidade.

“‘The M Word’ – Your brain, Friends and Soul on Technology”, palestra da Psicóloga Dra. Doreen  Dodgen-Magee.

Rafael Caldeira de Faria, Teólogo, e o Editor do blog Curados por Deus.

Why Therapists and Therapy Can Be Helpful? Text by Lisa Ferentz, Psychotherapist.

Lisa Ferentz is a clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Educator, and the Founder of the Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education.

Here she writes a little bit about the value of therapeutic relationship to the Psychology Today website.

It is a good material worth taking a look at.

“The Value of Therapeutic Relationship – Part One”, text by Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA.

Dr. Rafael Caldeira de Faria, Psicólogo Corporal, CRP 06/89471, e o Fundador do Projeto Terapêutico Toque Divino.

“How to Love a Loved One with Mental Illness”, texto de Heather Palacios.

Compartilho com vocês um texto muito interessante de Heather Palacios, uma paciente psiquiátrica bipolar, contando as respostas de seu marido Raul Palacios à pergunta: como amar um amado com doença mental?

O texto está em Inglês e foi publicado no site Christianity Today em 29 de Janeiro de 2015.

Thursday is for Thinkers: How to Love a Loved One with Mental Illness, text by Heather Palacios.

Rafael Caldeira de Faria, Teólogo, e o Editor do blog Curados por Deus.

The life after the awakening

Good afternoon to all!

We have been receiving some visitors from abroad to Projeto Terapeutico Toque Divino. So we’ve decided to write something in English for them.

I want to talk to you today about the new life one attains after the awakening mental illness causes us to have.

When I say “causes us to have”, I mean pushes us to, requires us to have. Without this awakening, the person remains sick even if his mental condition is stabilized by medication.

There is a change in the inside, a new perspective of the self that serves as a frontier which separates the incapacitated from the healed.

The enigma of mental illness is that everything that happens to the mind happens in the one mind there is and not in two separated minds.

The mind which is sick is the same mind where the self speaks and is known. And at first it seems impossible to the mentally sick to assimilate the fact that there is a problem within without becoming a stranger to himself.

Am I divine created or am I a mistake?

A mental disease is the most passionate thing the mind has ever tasted. Nothing is as strong and powerful than those neural connections it triggers. No other experience has a stronger appeal to receive the name of “myself”.

When psychotherapy name “disease” what I used to call “myself”, than this opens the doors for a special kind of crises which can push the patient toward the awakening that cures.

And that is the crises of love.

What do I love the most the disease or the self? The disease or somebody else I love?

The disease is what nullify the self and hurts everybody else, specially the ones I truly love and care for.

Is there any love greater than the love for the rush of my darkness?

One word of confession opens the doors to freedom and brings the dormant into awakening.

Through the path of confession that which is broken can become whole again.

He will learn to make turns in his ways, avoid things he was used to pursue and certain people he once called friends.

His thoughts he will learn to speak up and in that reject what is bad or harmful.

There is a new life for those who triumph over mental illness for they finally get the meaning of life and through this humility path they eventually become something great, the best they can be: themselves.

My best regards to all,

Dr. Rafael Caldeira de Faria, Psicólogo Corporal, CRP 06/89471, e o Fundador do Projeto Terapêutico Toque Divino.

Painel sobre a recuperação do alcoolismo, vídeo da Biola University

Aqui temos um painel interessantíssimo com Psicólogos e uma pessoa em recuperação de alcoolismo conversando sobre o alcoolismo, Psicologia, espiritualidade e a recuperação do alcoolismo.

O vídeo (em Inglês e sem legendas) foi produzido pela Biola University em parceria com a Rosemead School of Psychology.

Addiction Awareness Week: Alcohol Adiction.

Rafael Caldeira de Faria, Teólogo, e o Editor do blog Curados por Deus.