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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 …

A Practical Plan For You to Rise Above All Your Trouble

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Every merciful, loving, and wise parent will not bail out their children every time but let them learn and mature through the difficulties in their lives. Thankfully, the Lord does this too so we can learn to rise above our troubles. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

How to Find Answers Today for Tomorrow’s Problems

One of the most common counseling questions I am asked, if not the number one counseling question is, “What am I to do when (such and such) happens in my life?” Anxiousness about a future desired outcome is a common concern for all people. Listen… Continue Reading …

Revenge: When Evil Comes to You

What would you do if you had the opportunity to get even with someone who hurt you? What if the hurt was irrevocable? What they did to you changed you forever? What would you do? Would you want revenge? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

Abuse, Suffering, and Other Painful Disappointments

It takes grace, courage, faith, humility, patience, and a passion for wanting to grow in your walk with God. And though it’s a counterintuitive worldview, suffering is one of the primary means the Lord uses to mature us. Listen to the podcast You may want… Continue Reading …

The Perfect Place To Be Dysfunctional

You have no choice about being dysfunctional. We’re all broken in different ways. Even on our best days, imperfections show through like a stain under white paint. Our collective fallenness is why the local church is so fabulous. It’s the place where you can be… Continue Reading …

Ever Tried Manipulative Praying?

There is a unique place where good and evil intersect in a Christian’s life. That place is personal suffering. What the world, flesh, and the devil mean for evil, the Lord God Almighty intends for our good (Romans 8:28). Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

Seven Tips To Help Your Friends Go Through Suffering

Sometimes the words we share when our friends are hurting are not the best things to say. Saying the wrong thing is easy to do, which is why I’m sharing seven ideas to help you navigate these challenging times with your suffering friends. Listen to… Continue Reading …

Just When You Thought Things Were Going Well…

God operates with purpose. There is always a plan behind the madness that is in our lives. Our initial and most important job is to adjust our attitudes to theocentric ways so we can discern and respond appropriately to Him and others. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Seven Step Template For Change When Trouble Comes

Let’s Start Here: Are you problem-centered or God-centered? A quick way to analyze this question is by assessing your most common responses to the problems the Lord brings to your life. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or… Continue Reading …