Category: Grace

Happy Anniversary!

So, today I am celebrating this anniversary instead of grieving. I am celebrating the goodness of God in my life, and the beauty of heart change for life change. But most of all, I am celebrating the many ways that God has used a botched surgery to make me more like His precious Son. Only the God of the universe could take something that the world sees as a mistake, and turn it into a glorious tool to transform a heart. Hallelujah! What a transformation! What a Savior!

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Important Thoughts on Growing and Changing

Discipline is an important aspect of growing and changing (sanctification), and we must be willing to submit ourselves to teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16-17). The counselee learns how to grow and change through the preaching of the Word, and through the discipline of consistently reading the Bible, studying the Scriptures, and committing them to memory (1 Corinthians 9:24-26). These are worthwhile investments of time, for they will reap a bountiful harvest of righteousness.

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Gold Stars, Red Blood

By God’s grace, my son was not killed in combat. I will never be a Gold Star Mother, and for that I am thankful. But I certainly have a different perspective on what this day is about than I did as a child; it is a day of solemn remembrance out of respect for what has been done on my behalf. Brave, brave young men and women who left home and family to fight for us and for those who could not overcome evil alone.

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We are not a licensed counseling agency, nor are we psychologically or medically trained therapists. We offer ‘pastoral’ counseling intended to bring life change through heart change.