Choosing a Christian Counselor

Written by "Holly," "In my search for a counselor, I visited a secular psychologist, read books written by extremist biblical counselors, and had tearful talks with my own general practitioner. I wish I had known then what TYPES of Christian counselors were out there and how on earth I could find help I could trust … Continue reading Choosing a Christian Counselor

Don’t Waste Your Sorrows

  "You have given me many troubles and bad times, but you will give me life again.  When I am almost dead,  You will keep me alive." Psalm 71:20, NCV "He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief." Isaiah 53:3, NASB Everyone hurts sometimes. We all will face our sorrows. But there are times, … Continue reading Don’t Waste Your Sorrows

The Blessings of a Long Battle, part 2

 "Do not fear the conflict, and do not flee from it; where there is no struggle, there is no virtue."   John of Kronstadt Part 1 of this post highlighted how God can bring good out of a long struggle with a sin, weakness, and/or problem by helping the Christian make the transition from putting their faith in formulas (e.g., … Continue reading The Blessings of a Long Battle, part 2

Barrels of Monkeys

"My problems go from bad to worse.     Oh, save me from them all!" Psalm 25:17 If you are over 40 or so, you would've known about this simple toy. Today, a little girl came up to me to show me her singular monkey. She insisted its origins were from the animated movie "Toy Story." I told … Continue reading Barrels of Monkeys