Christian Grief

To say that Christians ought not to grieve is a ridiculous statement, yet I have been told it is said to those looking for help after experiencing loss of some kind. That is cruel and amounts to telling them to “get over it.” Christ has come to comfort those who mourn.

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Putting to Death the Flesh

It is encouraging to me when a counselee tells me they are struggling with the flesh. It is a primary indication that she is truly regenerated and indwelt by the Holy Spirit. Those who are not regenerated will have no fight within them for righteousness and purity of heart.

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What is a Friend?

What is a true friend and how do I find one? What about my non-Christian friends, can I keep them? What are good boundaries for friendships? These are just some of the questions I have wrestled with as I have walked with Christ.

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Are You Patient?

My word for this year is patience. People often smile when I tell them that, replying with something like, “Watch out!” Or “You shouldn’t have asked for that!” I understand why they are saying that, and I smile in return. And yet, patience is a fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5 and is one of the characteristics of godly love in 1 Cor 13. If we desire to be mature in Christ, patience is something by which we should want to be characterized.

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God At Work

It is a wonderful thing to serve those who believe in Christ as their Savior and Lord! A while back I met with a woman who is struggling to achieve the balance of accepting and working, resting and doing, being sanctified and being sanctified. Each of these (and many more) has been done to us and is to be done by us in some mysterious way.

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