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The Interplay of Truth and Freedom That Sets You Free

The Interplay of Truth and Freedom That Sets You Free

There is an interplay between truth and freedom that dynamically changes your life. The more the truth of God’s Word anchors you, the freer you are. Our example, as always, is Jesus Christ. He was supposedly the freest man ever to live. People’s opinions did… Continue Reading …

An Analysis of the Evolution and Superiority of the Christian Mind

An Analysis of the Evolution and Superiority of the Christian Mind

Our minds are an integral part of ourselves. The mind establishes a definitive trajectory for how we live in God’s world. Did you know the Christian mind is a progression into four different ones? Like mile-markers up the interstate, you begin with one type; it… Continue Reading …

Spiritual Warfare: Tips for Fighting in the Spirit World

Spiritual Warfare Tips on How to Fight in the Spirit World

We live in two worlds at the same time, the physical and spiritual. We can see, touch, taste, smell, hear, and intimately engage each other in the physical realm. The spiritual world is all around us, too, but differently. We cannot touch, taste, smell, hear,… Continue Reading …

The Surprising Truth of Why a Husband Devalues His Wife

The Surprising Truth of Why a Husband Devalues His Wife

A husband who devalues his wife did not just become this way. There is always a trail that leads to this outcome. Devaluing a spouse is a symptom, not a cause. There are two ways to keep from marrying such a selfish, devaluing man. One,… 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 …

What Does It Mean to Boast in Your Weakness?

What Does It Mean to Boast In Your Weakness

What does it mean to boast in your weakness? Are you boasting in your sin, or is there more going on here? I am a jar of clay, but what does Paul mean when he boasts as a clay pot? My friend said, “I’m hung… Continue Reading …

How a Teen Can React When Stuck in the Cyclic Effect of Victimhood

How a Teen Can React When Stuck In the Cyclic Effect of Victimhood

All of us are victims. Adam dealt us a death blow. And to complicate matters, we’re also blameworthy. We are guilty victims or victim sinners if you wish. It’s not a comfortable thought, but it’s an accurate one. Everyone practically possesses these two polarizing truths.… Continue Reading …

The Vital Difference between Godly and Worldly Sorrow

The Vital Difference Between Godly and Worldly Sorrow

How do you discern the difference between godly sorrow and worldly sorrow? Though the question may seem to be your “run-of-the-mill” Bible question, how you answer it will determine the quality of your life and relationships. You may want to read: Rick’s Counseling Notes on… Continue Reading …

The Care of Souls Is Mostly about Prayer and Prophecy

Discipleship Is Mostly about Prayer and Prophecy

A friend asked what I would say to a counselee I have yet to meet. I said that I have no idea what I would say until I meet them. I’m not sure what he wants or what he is going to ask me. I don’t… Continue Reading …

Irritated over What a Person Does Will Keep You from Helping Them

Irritated over What a Person Does Will Keep You from Helping Them

Have you ever been in a situation with a person who needed your help but could not receive your help because your baggage was so significant that it interfered with what you could have done for the person in need? I’m talking about your hangups… Continue Reading …

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