Top Ten Posts of All Time – #10

Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

You may have said (or heard someone say): “I made the mistake and prayed for patience this morning and got stuck in traffic for two hours today. I learned a very valuable lesson today: never pray for patience!” That’s often the way we think about patience, but what does the Bible say about patience and impatience? Continue reading

Self-Care and the Biblical Counselor

Eliza Jane Huie

Eliza Jane Huie

Counselors give significant amount of their time and energy to their calling. At its very core, biblical counseling is a call to be an ambassador of reconciliation by walking with distraught people through trials and suffering and holding out gospel hope to them. Furthermore, it is a challenging calling. If you are a doing any type of counseling, formal or informal, you need to be very intentional to also take care of yourself. Continue reading

Picture Perfect: The Problem (Part 1)

Amy Baker

Amy Baker

Picture Perfect - The Problem (Part 1)

What creates the frustration and unhappiness that comes with perfectionism is what lies under the surface and drives these behaviors—the motives, beliefs, desires, fears, anxieties, and goals that live in and rule the heart and mind. These beliefs and desires interfere with loving relationships with God and others. Happily, our beloved Savior offers to rescue us from these passions that create so much tension in our lives, and offers us instead joy and peace that are given in such abundance that they overflow. Continue reading

3 Things the Father Never Says to Me

Abe Meysenburg

3 Things the Father Never Says to Me

Though I have a great earthly dad, my heavenly Father has been my best example when it comes to loving and training my children well. Recently, the Spirit called my attention to a few specific things that I was saying to my children, phrases that the Father never says to me as His beloved child. Continue reading

The Waiting Game

Hayley Satrom

Hayley Satrom

The Waiting Game

Who likes to wait? Whether it’s for something trivial like a seat at a restaurant, or something more serious like the examples above, waiting is never an easy process. Yet life does bid us to wait. Sometimes it forces us, in fact, to wait for things that seem unbearable to wait for. Continue reading

Never Pray for Patience

Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

You may have said (or heard someone say): “I made the mistake and prayed for patience this morning and got stuck in traffic for two hours today. I learned a very valuable lesson today: never pray for patience!” That’s often the way we think about patience, but what does the Bible say about patience and impatience? Continue reading

One Little Degree of Glory to the Next…

Keri Seavey

Crockpot Sanctification Crockpots are truly an exercise in patience for me! They take time and require maintaining a low, steady heat to cook. Unfortunately, my doubts and impatience with the claims and promises of my crockpot often tempt me to … Continue reading