Dr. Rickey A. Nation, Ph.D.
and wife, Tammy
Ph.D. Christian Psychology
NCCA, Christian Counselor
NCCA, Pastoral Counselor
NCCA, Temperament Counselor
NCCA, Board Certified Sexual Therapy
Board Certified Clinical Supervisor through the National Board of Christian Clinical Therapists
Dr. Nation has extensive training
through Bethany Divinity College and Seminary in the following:
Biblical Marriage & Family Counseling
Biblical Reality Counseling
Biblical Depression Counseling
Biblical Crisis Counseling
Dr. Nation received training in Biblical Counseling as part of his seminary education and is licensed by the Church
to the Gospel Ministry. He has been counseling families and individuals
Dr. Nation worked in restaurant management, sales and marketing for a total of 7 years. He also began three different youth ministries in several schools. This experience enabled him to begin Abundant Life Christian Counseling Services and write the unique course, How To Begin A Counseling Ministry
and Take It Higher.
ADVISOR FOR COUNSELING DEPT.
Bethany Divinity College and Seminary
Satasota Academy Christian Counseling
National Board of Christian Clinical Therspists (Supervisor)
AFFILIATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS
NCCA, Professional Clinical Member
NCCA, License # NA72655
2011 Temperament Award Recepient
Nominated Outstanding Young American
Nominated Who's Who In Business
Nominated Biltmore's Who's Who 2010
Member, Roane County
Chamber of Commerce since 2006
Are You Committed?
“Until one is committed there is hesitance, the chance to draw back, always, ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the eminent one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets: ‘Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.’” W.H. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition (J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1951)
Commitment is the spark that ignites the fire. Commitment is the key that starts the engine. When one lays down a line in the sand and declares, “I am committed to do this – whatever it takes, for however long it takes, “ then an invisible signal goes forth, like a radio beacon, resonating with whatever resources are necessary to complete the task.
These resources begin to “materialize” as if by magic. Ideas begin to flow. Time slows down or speeds up to accommodate. People suddenly arrive as if summoned.
How does this happen?
Have you ever played with a tuning for? When you tap the fork, it begins to vibrate and hum, sending out sound vibrations of specific pitch through the air around it. If you place another tuning fork nearby, calibrated to the same note, the second fork picks up on this vibration and slowly begins to hum and vibrate in harmony with the first fork. If the second tuning fork is not pitched to the same note, it does not vibrate.
In a similar way, you send out silent and invisible signals. Most of the time, these signals are weak and unfocused. However, when you reach a certain level of commitment, the intensity of your vibrations increases. Your spirit, your soul, your life force – or whatever you want to call it – begins to oscillate at a higher frequency. These vibrations, like invisible radio signals, are picked up unconsciously by everyone you meet. The message is subtle but clear – I am committed.
Please go back and read the quote again. Are you committed?
Quotes taken from One Minute Millionaire