March 22, 2017
biblical counseling, Christianity
child training, parenting
A few years ago I was taking my then 3-year-old grandson down to the lake to fish. A man approached me from our condo association and struck up a conversation that went on for about twenty minutes. My grandson patiently sat down on the grass and uttered not a word other than to say hello to the man and tell him his name. At the end of our conversation the man commented on my grandson’s patience. I replied that he was being trained to not interrupt and to wait patiently until the adults were finished talking. The man marveled that it was even possible to train a three-year-child patience and to not interrupt.
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September 14, 2016
biblical counseling, theology
anger, biblical counseling, emotions
Have you ever been so angry you threw something against a wall or smashed it on the floor?
Sadly, I have and most of you probably have as well.
It’s a human problem that dates back to the days of Cain and Abel. Cain was so jealous and angry with Abel that he killed him, probably with a rock or club to the head.
Some of you may be saying there is a big difference between smashing something against a wall and killing someone.
You would be right; there is a big difference…in consequence.
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August 5, 2016
biblical counseling, Christianity, theology
anxiety, fear, Gospel, worry
Three times in 10 verses Jesus tells us not to worry. (Matt. 6:25-34)
So, why do I worry from time to time and what do I worry about?
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July 21, 2015
Gospel, Hope, sin, suffering
Why is Life Hard?
(A biblical counseling basic)
Over the years that I’ve been a biblical counselor I’ve had the “why is life hard question” asked of me a number of times. The context is usually the person is going through some significant trial and/or struggling to change a circumstance they have little control of.
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