Hi, this Roland. My avatar wants to take you on a short tour of my resources. But first I want to keep it simple and tell you exactly what services we have.
I officially retired, but I'm still here volunteering to help people with stress!
Free sermon audio
Free lectures about improving relationships
Submit Prayer requests 24/7/365
Free chat to ask about meditation and coping with stress
Ask an Email question at Liveperson
Christian Dream Interpretation
Meditation resources and a free 5 minute meditation at our 24/7 Self help Resource Center
Free chat is to ask a question for educational purposes. Free chat is also for good people around the world who can't afford anything. Remember, free chat is for a quick answer or tweet type answer or a link to a resource.
Free chat is NOT for counseling. No emergencies and no abuse, violence, or domestic abuse issues. Just a question for educational purposes.
So if you are at least 18 and have a quick question for educational purposes, scroll down for more info or look in the right sidebar for the link.
For counseling questions,
and for dream interpretation
why not send me an email at liveperson?
Just an informational response is free and if I answer in detail, the fee is only $5.00. (I like Liveperson because it is confidential and anonymous and it helps to weed out people who are insincere).
I also have podcasts of radio lectures and sermons.
For those who have an issue they want to find out about spiritual coaching or mentoring, I am available at my virtual office at Liveperson.
If you want a detailed dream interpretation
Advice about dating or courtship
Feedback on a mental health issue
Coaching with life issues
All from the convenience of your home, office, or mobile device
If you want to be anonymous
If you want confidentiality
If you want to talk by phone
Visit my Liveperson virtual office. If I am there you can text chat right away. Or send me an email 24/7
For most issues, you might find answers and insights by listening to my radio programs or reading some of my books. In fact,why not listen to some free audio of my radio program and look inside some of my books first. That's why I have self help resources at www.commonsensecounseling.org
Roland, what do people ask about at Liveperson?
Just about everything concerning relationships and life issues. The most popular topic is, of course, relationships.
People want to talk about relationships. I have 7 books on the subject. Two are out of print, and my newest is just about to be published.
People also want to talk about stress and meditations. I've been developing meditations for almost a quarter of a century, and some people say that my mindfulness meditations have helped them immensely.
How about people who have been diagnosed with OCD, bipolar, and so on?
Sure, I talk and chat with them about issues and how complementary meditation might help.
How about people who are not Christian?
No problem. I have many visitors and listeners from Europe--like the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland--who are not religious.
You don't have to be a Christian to talk to me. I'm just interested in, solutions, recovery, optimal living and solving issues.
Many people want to talk to a priest or pastor. They have a spiritual issue they are dealing with or they need some feedback or counsel. They want to tell someone about something they want to get off their mind. They want to start moving forward. They want a person who is concerned, trustworthy, and sincere.
But they don't want to talk to just "someone" like some unknown counselor, prayer partner or faceless person. They don't want to talk to someone who is just getting started and doesn't have the wisdom and understanding of years. They want to talk to someone who has experience and who is mature. Someone solid and with some authority.
Others want to talk now and not next week. Some people are home bound. Some people want to get started now. They also like to be able to pick someone they are comfortable with.
It is for this reason that I am here.
If you would like prayer, click on the prayer request tab at the top of the page.
You don't have to be a Christian to talk to me. I'm just interested in solutions, recovery, optimal living and solving issues.
I am here for one purpose - to be of help.
How it all started.
It all started with my radio program. One day I walked into the offices of KEST Radio in San Francisco and inquired about buying air time. I don't know why I did, just intuition or inspiration, I guess. I never had been on the radio before. The people at the station were helpful and I went ahead and bought some air time and before you know it, I was behind a microphone for the first time in my life.
I've been on the air ever since. I talked to people about being more forgiving, about being patient with their kids, about how to start letting go of anger.
I saw that people need help calming down and becoming less upset. People need to be able to stand back and look calmly at what is bothering them. But most people can't. They are lost in thinking, constantly pulled on by distractions, and generally lost in a drug induced or emotional fog.
This makes them confused and anxious when they see how out of control they are. Unfortunately medication and self medication only increase the fog and lead to other issues too. They try anything from yoga to exercise to various groups, but mostly these are palliative care.
These things help help a little, even a lot, but are they not THE answer. These external remedies relieve symptoms but don't solve the cause. And, unfortunately, these things also tend to be distractions from the heart of the matter.
Like I said, I saw that people need help calming down and looking at issues objectively. So I took the kind of Christian mindfulness meditation that helped me, put it in my own words, and began to send it to people for free or a small donation (back then people did not download from the computer like we do now - I sent an audio cassette tape).
Next I saw that people wanted some supplemental reading material - so I began to write. Now I have 16 books on stress management, finding your true purpose in life, overcoming mental health issues, and healing relationships available online at Amazon and other places.
So here I am, a volunteer to the world.
My avatar is a great guy and he means well but he is a bit long winded and doesn't always get right to the point. So before he takes over, I would like to get a word in edgewise.
Here's what we've got
Okay, just what is free chat?
Free chat is click on the icon in the right sidebar (Pastor is in! or Got a Question Instant Answers!). Ask a quick question about meditation, coping with stress or about finding God.
If I am here, you can ask me a question and have a dialogue with texting. Cool!
But remember, it is just for educational purposes, not for coaching or counseling. At the present time, I am only taking questions about meditation
(you must be 18. No emergencies and no abuse or domestic abuse issues)
Free podcasts of my weekly radio program. Good info and nice bumper music too! There is a lot of noise out there. Lots of words and lots of palliative care. I tell you the truth. If I do say so myself, it is very refreshing.
Meditations, meditation, meditations. Stressed? Confused? Nervous? Lost touch with your intuition and creativity? Got baggage from the past? I've been developing these meditations for over 24 years.
"Pray for me." I answer prayer requests free. In fact, I LOVE pray requests. I personally read prayer requests and pray for you.
I'll send you a blessing if you need one and ask for one. Just tell me what you want to have blessed.
Angry or upset all the time? I've got resources and meditations and books too If you have issues with emotions (like anger, unhappiness, resentment, fears, anxiety), helping people cope and conquer negative emotions is what I've been doing for over two decades.
If you are stressed out and would like to try a short 5 minute Meditation Stress Fix
right now I have made it FREE
Relationship issues, marriage issues, courtship issues? I've got a site just for you and books too.
(When you send a donation to get a free eBook, 25 cents out of every dollar I donate to animal shelters for dogs and cats without a home)
Now, I see that my avatar is anxious to get started showing you around. So I'll turn it over to him. Blessings!
Okay, I would like to introduce my avatar. His name is Rolly. See ya
Hi, I am Roland's avatar.
Got a minute?
Great! I would like to take you on a guided tour of the wonderful virtual world of self help resources that Roland has to offer.
So if you are ready to see the sights, let's get started.
Let's start with Talk to Roland.
This is the place to ask Roland a question for free using Live chat. You can text a question to Roland for a free quick answer. Just look in the right sidebar. Pastor Roland has chatted and answered questions from all over the world - England, France, Germany, Spain, Europe, Africa, Eastern Europe, Canada, Australia, Brazil, and many more regions, countries and cities.
Now let's go to the 24/7 Self Help Resource Center.
This is our hub, where you can find information about all of our resources.
But the best part of the resource center is The meditations!
They are mindfulness meditations based on spiritual principles.
Incidentally when you scroll down on the Resource Center Home Page, you will see links to some of Roland's other blogs.
For example, there is a link to Healing Relationships. So let's just click on the Healing relationships link and take a look.
You have probably already guessed that this is by far Roland's most popular blog. People come from all over the world who are having relationship and marriage issues. At his blog you will find (in the right sidebar) links to his most popular articles and posts.
You will also find how to preview free and order his popular book The Myths and Mysteries of Marriage: Making Relationships Work.
I almost forgot - you can hear Roland on the radio talking about conquering stress, healing relationships, developing prayer life, finding your path in life, and much more.
His radio program airs every Sunday, but you can listen to it anytime 24/7 by going to the audio archives.
Roland has so many books, articles, links (such as his guide to online etherapy) that you can keep coming back and finding a treasure trove of useful information. And fun too.
I have to go soon, but I'll give you a couple of for instances.
Dr. Roland is interested in Christian Mindfulness Meditation and he likes spiritual writers like Thomas a Kempis, Charles Wesley, A. B. Tozer, Francois Fenelon, St. Francis de Sales, Brother Lawrence, Miguel de Molinos, and Madame Jeanne Guyon.
He just published a book with excerpts from three of the above writers, and if you look in the right sidebar, you will see a picture of its cover.
Oh, before I go.
If you have a question that requires more than just a quick answer at Free chat
or if you want to remain anonymous,
or if you want to talk by phone,
or are interested in personalized help or coaching,
Roland's virtual office is the place for you to check out.
Hope you enjoyed the tour. Now you are on your own. Have fun.