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How to Distinguish between Righteous and Unrighteous Anger

How to Distinguish Between Righteous and Unrighteous Anger

There are times when it’s hard to tell if a person’s anger is righteous or not. Of course, there is the added issue of thinking the best of ourselves when it comes to our anger. Thus, the temptation to reclassify our angry moments is alluring.… Continue Reading …

The Remarkable Way Finite People Understand Infinite God

The Remarkable Way Finite People Understand Infinite God

Have you ever wondered how the Bible uses language to explain who God is and what He is like to us? Imagine the challenges of the finite mind attempting to understand the incomprehensibility of an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God. Mercifully, there is a way for… Continue Reading …

The Damaging Effects of Our Anger When We Don’t Own It

Damaging Effects of Our Anger When We Don't Own It

Sinful anger is regularly minimized, even among Christians—or especially among Christians. We often reclassify anger to lesser-sounding offenses—to better-sounding sin categories. Typically, when I talk to people about being angry, the response is usually along the lines of, “Oh no, I’m not an angry person.… Continue Reading …

Diagramming the Heart of the Angry Person

Diagramming the Heart of the Angry Person

Have you ever wondered what is going on in the mind of the angry person? It’s not what you might think. Anger is our most common and problematic enemy that can set up camp in our hearts. If practiced often, it can become a habit… Continue Reading …

The Best and Second Best Reasons to Study Theology

The Best and Second Best Reasons to Study Theology

Do you study your Bible primarily to learn and grow or to know God most of all? I will make the case that the study of theology could be detrimental to your life if you do not see your primary reason for studying theology as… Continue Reading …

Are You a Restful Soul? How to Enter God’s Rest

Are You a Restful Soul How to Enter God’s Rest

Let’s free associate: what goes through your mind when you think about rest? What does rest mean to you, and how do you obtain it? Perhaps it would be good to ask yourself if you are a restful soul. Knowing how to rest and being… Continue Reading …

My Husband Does Not Love or Protect Me

My Husband Does Not Love or Protect Me

There are times when we can deceive ourselves into believing we are doing good when we’re not. The deceptions of sin are subtle. Having someone speak into the things we cannot see is vital, which is what I did with Biff and Mable. This mindmap… Continue Reading …

Honoring Does Not Mean Giving Others Everything They Want

Honoring Does Not Mean Giving Others Everything They Want

There are times when you have to do hard things for those whom you love. You do the difficult things because—in some situations—it’s the best way to honor someone. Some caring friends have a hard time applying this truth to those they love. Usually, they… Continue Reading …

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Here’s Some Advice

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up_ Here's Some Advice

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s not just a question for the high school graduate. I did not figure out what I wanted to be after growing up until I was thirty-eight years old. Some of us are a bit… Continue Reading …

Eight Practical and Transforming Ways to Think about Your Past

Eight Practical and Transforming Ways to Think About Your Past

Thinking about our past can be a good thing. There is a lot made of a person’s past in the counseling world. Our history is important because God was in our past. (cf. Jeremiah 1:5; Ephesians 1:3-11). The Lord did not show up in our… Continue Reading …