The apostle Paul is our best example of staying the course. He endured beatings, imprisonment, false accusation, and difficulties most of us can only imagine. Yet at life’s end, he passed the torch to Timothy and spurred him on. Finishing strong requires courage; Paul’s bravery was intentional and God-supplied. It’s in those moments that require […]Read More Stay the Course
As I sit at my desk Fox News echoes from the next room. Remnants of Covid reports, political unrest, complicated court trials, deceit, and unrelenting tempers, are reminders that we need courage to stand strong in the days to come. Courage is a command for Christians, both attainable and mandatory. Paul instructs Timothy (2 Timothy […]Read More Courage to Stand Strong in the Days to Come
I’ve been a little emotional this week as I’ve reflected back on 2021 and to be honest, I’m overwhelmed by God’s goodness. Time and again, He has shown himself faithful and has blessed far beyond my expectation. Reflection is rewarding because it helps us to bear witness to and celebrate God’s glory. We pause and […]Read More A Time for Reflection, Repentance, and Anticipation
Counseling Among Women One of my favorite past times among women is enjoying conversation over a cup of coffee as the details of life are shared, a time filled with laughter. But there are those days when life’s troubles take the forefront and conversations transition from the ordinary to extraordinary – Those conversations rooted in […]Read More The Importance of One Another Soul Care
Common Issues in Biblical Counseling, Part Five For most of us, years seem to fly by. When the last child leaves home, it’s common for parents to meet reality with contradictory emotions. You might be asking yourself, How did we get here? This particular life transition comes with major change. It can be confusing to […]Read More When the Last Fledgling Flies
Common Issues in Biblical Counseling, Part Four When we imagine ourselves as independent, we become captivated with our own plans. We pursue greatness for ourselves instead of giving glory to God. We want more money, bigger homes, newer cars, and better health. Our riddled calendars and unrealistic agendas reflect our lust after all these things. When […]Read More Where Does all the Noise Come From?
Common Issues in Biblical Counseling, Part Three From a biblical perspective, guilt is black or white. You’re either guilty or not guilty. God has said that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23). James says, “If you violate one portion of the law, you have violated the whole law.” […]Read More Are You Held Captive to Guilt?
Common Issues in Biblical Counseling, Part Two It’s impossible to live in a fallen world with broken people and not deal with hurt. Simply put, we hurt others and we are hurt by others. When people treat you wrongly or outright sin against you, how do you react? Our responses can range from withdrawing, fear […]Read More Is Hurt Your Best Friend?