November 10, 2013
Today we’re beginning what will be an annual Money Matter$ series. Money Matter$ isn’t about money. It’s about our hearts. The heart of the matter is that it’s a matter of the heart. One day it will be enough. One day I will have enough….How many times have we said that?
November 3, 2013
Will I Ever Measure Up? It has a lot to do with how we feel about ourselves…and how we feel about God…AND how we feel that God feels about us.
October 27, 2013
There is a simple cure for people who doubt God’s love and question God’s grace: to turn to the Bible and examine the kind of people God loves. God is “the God of all grace.” And grace means there is nothing I can do to make God love me more and nothing I can do […]
October 20, 2013
Grace hides in the most unlikely and obscure places. It often takes patience and slowing down to see it. Many times we find grace only when we sift through the mundane details of life. One of the most effective things a counselor will do with a client is a gen-o-gram. It’s a family tree looking at the behavioral history […]
October 13, 2013
Jesus plus anything removes us from the center of the Gospel – there is a part of our human nature that wants to contribute to God’s work – we want to add something to it – we can’t just accept it. We want to improve on God’s love of us. The thing we add, if […]
October 6, 2013
There is more to knowing God than we will ever know. In fact, the longer I walk with the Lord the more I realize that I don’t know about Him. The more I also realize that I must accept without answers. There are also a lot of things that we know about God in our […]
September 29, 2013
The crazy chaos of the lives of parents, it’s hard sometimes to grab the wheel and steer life where you want it to go. Today we’re going to find some keys to parenting from God’s Word.
September 22, 2013
Difficult people. High maintenance relationships. We’ve all got them. As a result of these relationships, you put enormous amounts of thought, emotion and time and only feel frustrated, helpless, fearful, anxious, guilty, confused, angry or a general sense of being out of control. God’s word has some words for us on all of this and […]
September 15, 2013
There are things that make for good marriages and relationships and things that make for bad ones. In fact, bad things can happen to good marriages and if we’re not careful they can undermine all that we’ve worked for in the past. Every relationship – friendships, neighbors, marriage, parents – every relationship encounters some desperate […]
September 8, 2013
God will forgive us. He then expects that we will forgive others BECAUSE we’ve been forgiven. God forgives first. But again and again Jesus said in no uncertain terms that our unwillingness to forgive others destroys the bridge over which God’s grace and forgiveness come to us. If this is how the forgiveness thing works […]