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9/11: A Study in Misplaced Faith and a Hardened Conscience

911 A Study in Misplaced Faith and a Hardened Conscience

We will never forget the tragedy of 9/11. Many of us remember where we were on that tragic day. I was sitting in my counseling office when the news came. It continues to boggle the mind to think how anyone could be so twisted that… Continue Reading …

The Reason What You Believe and What You Do Are Different

The Reason What You Believe and What You Do Are Different

Have you ever wondered how it is possible to believe the right things yet do the wrong things? It happens all the time—at least to me. I am put in situations daily where I have the opportunity to do the right thing. Sometimes, I make… Continue Reading …

What Are You to Do When God Does Not Respond Like You Hoped?

What Are You to Do When God Does Not Respond Like You Hoped

Humans were created for worship; it’s part of our ontology—the nature of our being—as determined by our Creator. You will worship something. If you worship the living God in spirit and truth, you will be transformed into His likeness; if you worship any version of… Continue Reading …

You Can Experience Rest If You Give Up What You Want

You Can Experience Peace If You Give up What You Want

There is something about the title that sounds counterintuitive to our self-reliant and self-protective lives. Even so, doesn’t it have a biblical ring to it? You die to live (Matthew 16:24-26). You humble yourself to be exalted (Matthew 23:12). You give up something to gain… Continue Reading …

What to Do When You Can’t See What You Should See

What to Do When You Can't See What You Should See

Have you ever had a good run with the Lord, and then all of a sudden, you were surprised by your lack of faith? Something caught you off guard. It’s one of those, “Just when you’re doing well, then, bam, something bad happens” scenarios. I’m… Continue Reading …

If Your Friend Is Not Changing, Will You Consider This?

If you know someone who is not changing, do not despair. There is a way to think about them and the dynamics of change. In this article, I’m going to break down one of the essential elements in the change process. I hope that the… Continue Reading …

The Man Who Destroyed Our Home Wants Forgiveness

Biff destroyed his marriage. Shortly after that, he experienced conviction from God for what he did. In response to the Lord’s maneuvering in his heart, Biff made an authentic confession to God and his wife. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

From Adultery to Restoration in Thirteen Steps

The path to dysfunction is unmarked and hidden. Nobody knows they are on it until it’s too late. There are subtle indicators, but we rarely discern them. The most apparent one is an “I deserve better” attitude, which is what happened to Biff. Listen to… Continue Reading …

Mid-Life Crisis: A Story of Redemption

We surround ourselves with the things that we enjoy. The life we build around us reflects the values in our hearts. You’ll always find unity between a person’s inward desires and the life he lives, which is a good thing unless the inward value is… Continue Reading …

When You Can’t See What You Need to See

One of the bigger misunderstandings in the church today is how some people believe that a personal relationship with God is a private matter. To these folks, to follow Jesus does not mean that you follow Him into a personal experience with other believers. Listen… Continue Reading …