Good Shepherd
Initiative

FREE Since 1983

Sid Galloway BS, M.Div. (Biograhical Information)
Just an OLD sheepdog
of our Good Shepherd Creator Christ

Ask the animals,
and they will teach you,
.. Which of all these
does not know
that the LORD's hand
has done this?
In His hand is the
soul (nephesh)
of every creature and the breath of all mankind"
Job 12:7-9

Worldview
of your
Good Shepherd
Creator: Christ
Human Trafficking & Slavery
Don't Just Happen
(Jesus said in Mark 7:21-23)

Would a "good" God design
"survival of the fittest"
as His WAY?
(Isaiah 65:25)

Rights - Any discussion about human rights (slavery, oppression) or animal rights (cruelty, abuse) must first address our Creator's rights. He has the right to command how we treat both His people and His animals.

Scotty the Good Shepherd
Service Sheepdog


3 Videos Animal Friends * *
Otis ----- Zoe ---- River


Suzy service-dog genius
(more below)

Responsibilities - Jesus said the root cause of suffering in this world is a distorted view of and/or the rejection of the true WAY of our Creator. (John 8:1-59)

sidotter


"Squirt" the Otter


Releasing rehabbed critters


Atchafalaya Swamp

Mistakes - Man's self-serving, misguided, mischaracterizations of God have historically led to personal and cultural conflict, corruption, and collapse.

Hope - Discovering the WHO?, the WHY?, and the "WAY"? of origins is the foundation for true transformation.

Mike's "service-frog"


Therapy Zorse & Zeedonk

Change - Truly lasting change for individuals and cultures must begin at the cornerstone - the Creator of creation.


Darwin's Self-image
by Mike Galloway


Formal"Boatie" - Lizaboa

"Then I looked again
at all the acts of oppression
which were being done
under the sun.
And behold I saw
the tears
of the oppressed
and that they had
no one to comfort them;
and on the side of their
oppressors was power,
but they had
no one to comfort them."
Ecclesiastes 4:1


Wild Rory - paralyzed by gun shot yet grateful
for loving care

raccoon_river_sidarms


L'l River raccoon


"Flower"


Candy-cane corn snake


Opossum Brothers:
Tom & Jerry


Brother Tom


Animal-Assisted GSI



Scotty my service dog
assistant :-)


Scotty doing his job well


God's living teddy-bears


Missing the old days


My Proverbs 31 wife
meeting my old girlfriend, elephant "Jean"


Old friends Jean & Panya meet my daughter


Jean meets her keeper's son



Mandy Clouded Leopard who saved me from suicide


My morning greeters
Akela & Rakshi
Back in the den they'd beg me to rub their heads
to start the day.


Shiva -my PTSD leopard
raised by humans, terrified of other leopards


Bratar:the cowardly lion


Rani: Bratar's sister :-(

Banu - my favorite comedian who loved to prank people


Candra, Banu's mom


Banu teasing Candra


Byomi asking for a treat


Ali the bitter black panther who learned love


Zoe: disabled squirrel
born with no tail / only 3 feet
- even more lovable


Scotty meets his first gator


Marriage in Christ


Suzy protecting her rescued puppy


Molly the semi-blind Opossum Lady


Little Blue
- transferred to Fed. rehab


Big Red
- gunshot wound


Baby Huey acting tough


Scotty's piggy


Rescuing Stubby
(see his Facebook page)


Audubon Zoo memories


Lizaboa Animal Assistant


David & elephant Panya


Mr. Galloway
Old Sheepdog


Charlie
Russian Legless Lizard


Hawk - Barron
powerful talons


Otis - hit by car


Little River as a baby


Little River
working on the lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

GSI - Good Shepherd Initiative - Homepage

COUNSELING
RESOURCES

(See also: Forgiveness, Autism, Disability Purposes, DisabilityResources - Bullying, Personal Counseling, Family Counseling, Suicide Hope)


NEW ARTICLE:


FORGIVENESS: The Heart of Healing for Hurt Relationships

 

 


Many of my past articles and links to other resources will be uploaded as I continue to restructure
this personal, FREE NON-PROFIT website.


Counseling Organizations:
- ABC: Association of Biblical Counselors
- ACBC: Association of Certified Biblical Counselors
- IABC: International Association of Biblical Counselors
- CCEF: Christian Counseling & Educ. Foundation
- BCF: Biblical Counseling Foundation
- The Master's College & Seminary (M.A.) * Contact Dr. John Street
- Southwestern Seminary * Drs. John Babler, Frank Catanzaro

- Southeastern Seminary (M.A.) * Contact Dr. Sam Williams
- Southern Theol Seminary (M.A.) * Contact Dr. Stewart Scott


AUDIOS
VIDEOS

Lots of COUNSELING audios/videos online on various topics


SEMINAR FOR MEN & TEEN SON'S

REAL-MAN IDENTITY:

Reflecting the Son's Character
for Our Father's Honor

POWER POINT as PDF
from the Men's Seminar

AUDIO MP3
- Session 1
- Session 2
- Session 3


GSI ARTICLES:

* 5-Level Counselor Training Program

level

* God’s Providential Pressures: (The Cornerstone of Counseling)

* Money & Ministry: Why Chrisitian Counselors should not demand fees

* Suicidal Friend? What Can You Do? (Intervention and prevention)

* Sexual Oneness In Marriage (Intimacy Spiritually & Physically)

* Appeal vs. Rebuke: Responding to Sinful Authorities

* Survival of the Coolest:  Or Survival of the Cruelest?

* Christ-Esteem vs. Self-Eteem (Self-love, self-actualization, self-deification)

* Medicine & Counseling: (The Interface of Brain & Soul)

* Psychotherapies: (Coherent Science or Rreligious Philosophies

* Biblical Counselor Training:  A Five-Level Apprenticeship Program

* Experimenting with Evil: Secular Scientists and Sheeple
-- (by Sid Galloway, published on Answers in Genesis)

* Room for the Soul: But not for God
-- (by Sid Galloway, yet published on Answers in Genesis)

* The Lord's Supper / Eucharist: Physical Reality or Spiritual Picture

* CHURCH Accountability-Discipline: When God's Love Requires More Than Mere Words

* Church as a Father-Focused Family: NOT a business, social club, or entertainment center

*


THE FOLLOWING OLD ARTICLES
WILL BE UPLOADED SOON .....


* Spiritual Warfare:  The Real Soul War
(practical counsel for victory - warnings about extreme


* Covenant Courtship vs. Trial & Error Dating


* What did God do Before Freud? (is counsel was sufficient)



* Designed to L.E.A.D. (Loving Equipping Accountability Discipline)


* Creation: (Crucial Cornerstone for Corrective Counseling)



Critical Review -
Stomping Out the Darkness (SOTD)
communicates many biblical truths and practical examples to help young Christians live a victorious life for God’s glory.  However, some of its messages mirror modern pop-culture's self-esteem extreme more than the full balance of God’s Word.  Critical thinking is the most important skill to instill in students, and as Christian teachers we are also commanded by God to practice and model it.  So that’s my goal in this review.

“These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.” Acts 17:11


* Southern Medical Association
(1998 When The Patient Asks: "Why Me?")


* What Makes Counseling "Biblical"? 


* Christ In You: The Hope of Counseling (A Person, not a program)


* Communicating: Heart to Heart (For Intimate Understanding)


* Training Faithful Men (like Uriah)


* Peacemaking: Simple conflict resolution

* Marriage: Reflecting Christ & His Bride


* God's Way Home: Humble Hypotasso


* Countenance Counts


* Children: The Myth of Over Population (by Linda Galloway)


* Training Children: As Blessings Not Burdens


* To Spank or Not To Spank


* Socialization into God's Image