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The Santa Claus Question: What Do I Tell My Children?

The Santa Claus Question_ What Do I Tell My Children

Supporting Member Question: Rick, what are your thoughts on Santa, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy as far as what you tell your kids? Do you say these characters are real or not? Is this harmless fun, or is there a problem with deception… Continue Reading …

Finding Your Voice To Be Who God Wants You To Be

Finding Your Voice to Be Who God Wants You to Be

The temptation for all of us is to conform to the status quo. We have a herd mentality that drives us to conformity. Of course, a bully culture will cancel you if you step outside their clearly defined lines. There are not many unique personalities… Continue Reading …

How To Overcome Our Most Damaging Response to Frustrating Times

How to Overcome Our Most Damaging Response to Frustrating Times

It’s possible to let your thoughts run to places that are not redemptive during frustrating and disappointing times. We are in those times. The two primary strongholds are fear and anger. Fearfulness captures too many of us in dire situations while others respond angrily at… Continue Reading …

One Positive, Powerful Purpose for Your Disappointments

One Positive, Powerful Purpose For Your Disappointments

Disappointments come into our lives nearly every day. Getting what you want, how you want it when you want it is not always possible in a fallen world. One of the essential assessments you could ever make about yourself is learning what your disappointments reveal… Continue Reading …

Adversity Is the Condition That Teaches You Contentment

Adversity Is the Condition that Teaches You Contentment 02

Is it possible to get to the point in your spiritual life where external things do not control you internally? The Bible says it is possible, but only through the portal of adversity. This truth is what Paul was hoping the Philippians would learn. Listen… Continue Reading …

Counseling Today: Standing on Jay Adams’ Shoulders

Standing On Jay's Shoulders

“I’m thinking about pursuing counselor training and had some questions about the process, as well as the type of training organization from which I should receive my training. The counseling movement has changed over the past fifty years. Would you be willing to speak to… Continue Reading …

Warning: There Is an Algorithmic Version of You on the Internet

Warning_ There Is an Algorithmic Version of You On the Internet

An algorithm is a formula for collecting data about you to make your life better, so they say. It’s a collection of data bits that reflects your Internet habits; it’s a cyber-reflection of you. In marketing, an algorithm on a person helps sellers target specific… Continue Reading …

The Best Reason to Change Is So You Can Reach and Help More People

The Best Reason to Change Is So You Can Reach and Help More People

One of the crucial keys to building a ministry or business is the process of redefining yourself. If you don’t do this, you will lose your impact and relevancy. Your voice in the marketplace will not grow. The “this is how we have always done… Continue Reading …

Assessing My Heart the Morning after an American Election

Assessing My Heart the Morning After an American Election

There are two large groups of people in America today. They are the winners and the losers. The happy and the sad. The glad and the mad. The hopeful and the fearful. Which one are you on this morning after an American presidential election? What… Continue Reading …

How Does Your Faith Govern Your Heart This Election Season?

How Does Your Faith Govern Your Heart This Election Season?

When recently doing a study on Moses, something grabbed my attention this time, and it wasn’t the usual question of how anyone can live off manna for so long. The first chapter of Exodus gives us a glimpse into the lives of a truly remarkable… Continue Reading …