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The Context of Love

I am doing a lot of thinking about the call for Christians to love.  This past week I preached at my home church on Jesus’ command to love in John 13.  I have preached that passage several times.  This time … Continue reading

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How Can We Know Others Well?

  In working with people as a counselor I have learned important lessons about understanding others.  Some people see deeply into people’s lives.  They seem to be able to know others well, and are not shaken when they get conflicting … Continue reading

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Continuing to find our new normal in community

  As a Biblical counselor I am regularly inviting the people with whom I am working to change.  They are coming to me for help in dealing with situations in their lives where they recognize the need for growth and … Continue reading

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Life with a New Normal

A few months ago my wife died unexpectedly as the result of her treatments for cancer. That reality sits heavy on us all, much like that sentence does when you read it. Everyone is struggling with how to relate to … Continue reading

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The Intersection of Truth and Reality

I am working on a class that I will teach to a group of pastors this month.  The class is called Biblical Conversations.  We will be looking at the pastoral work of discipleship/mentoring/counseling. One of the books we will work … Continue reading

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Lessons From Two Men Praying

What language shall I borrow to thank Thee, dearest friend,           For this Thy dying sorrow, Thy pity without end?                                   … Continue reading

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Dating: Beginnings and Endings

I have had some helpful conversations recently about dating.  The questions relate to whether or not dating is a good thing.  Christians have been wrestling with this for the past decade.  We have had a number of books and articles … Continue reading

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Updating Impact

I have been working to build some new relationships with churches in the area for the past several weeks.  I have been able to meet with pastors of four churches and introduce them to our ministry over the past two … Continue reading

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Integrity and Outcomes

I have been working with a number of clients and a common theme keeps appearing in nearly all their lives.  It also keeps popping up in my own life. The theme is that we all desire to manage our lives. … Continue reading

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Our First Anniversary in the Northwest

  As a Biblical counselor I have worked with a number of different people in a variety of circumstances.  Most of the people with whom I have worked wrestle with whether or not God is at work in their circumstances. … Continue reading

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