May 2, 2015

Coffee Break!

You’ve been working hard, and time for a break!

For me, God drops certain songs into my awareness, and this one by Phil Keaggy, Carefree, was the one I received this morning.

Perhaps the song/lyrics may speak to you, as they timelessly do with me.  If not this one, which song is God dropping into your spirit in an effort to replenish, revive and inspire you?  More to come!

Carefree by Phil Keaggy

A great sunny day, jump in the pick-up

And we’ll go to the park, don’t delay.

I know just the place, under the willow tree

The kids they all run and they play for so long,

They get you singing their song,

It’s a bright and joyful melody,

Just kick off your blues, join in, be carefree.

Don’t you know that everything is gonna be alright,

And haven’t you heard the Father never lets you

Out of His sight, no no no no.

A great sunny day, love to be living

And I know there’s just no better way to be in the race,

Than giving up everything I know

That hindered my pace for so long,

You got me singing your song,

There’s a bright and joyful melody,

Just put on my shoes, join in, be carefree.

Don’t you know that everything is gonna be alright,

And haven’t you heard the Father never lets you

Out of His sight, no no no no.

But He gives you room to grow,

And He wants to let you know

That He really cares about you and me.

So be free, go and run your race, don’t be late,

Go and fight the good fight of faith,

And just like a child be carefree.

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About Dr Ken McGill

Dr. Ken McGill is an ordained minister and has been involved in counseling for more than 25 years. Dr. McGill holds a Bachelor's degree in Religion from Pacific Christian College (now Hope International University), a Certificate of Completion in the Alcohol and Drug Studies/Counseling Program from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Dr. McGill received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Family Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in May, 2003. Dr. McGill's dissertation focused on the development of an integrated treatment program for the sexually addicted homeless population, and Ken was "personally mentored" by dissertation committee member Dr. Patrick Carnes, a pioneer in the field of sex addiction work. Dr. McGill authored a chapter in the text The Clinical Management of Sex Addiction, with his chapter addressing the homeless and sex addiction. Dr. McGill is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the States of Texas and California and Mississippi, and is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, through the International Institute for Trauma and Addictive Professionals (IITAP). Dr. McGill had a private practice in Glendora, CA (Aspen Counseling Center), Inglewood, CA (Faithful Central Bible Church), and Hattiesburg, MS (River of Life Church), specializing in the following areas with individuals, couples, families, groups and psychoeducational training: addictions and recovery, pre-marital, marital and family counseling, issues related to traumatization and abuse, as well as depression, grief, loss, anger management and men's and women's issues. Dr. McGill also provided psychotherapeutic treatment with Student-Athletes on the University of Southern Mississippi Football and Men's Basketball teams. Dr. McGill served as the Director of the Gentle Path Program, which is a seven-week residential program, for people who are challenged with sexual addiction, sexual anorexia, and relationship issues. Dr. McGill also supervised Doctoral students in the Southern Mississippi Psychology Internship Consortium with the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. McGill was inducted into the Azusa Pacific University Academic Hall of Honor, School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences, in October, 2010. Dr. McGill currently works as a Private practice clinician with an office in Plano, Texas, providing treatment with people who are challenged in the areas mentioned above.

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