The Dark Night Rises

Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those murdered and injured in the shooting in Aurora, Colorado. We were all reminded of the similar shooting in Columbine. We rejoice in the outpouring of love and compassion to the families affected by this wicked act. We, like so many others, cannot conceive of […]

Chick-fil-A Takes a Stand

Chick-fil-A Stands, Chicago Stumbles Chick-fil-A is a privately held company, whose owners are born again believers who hold traditional values. In a recent interview, their CEO declared his belief in traditional marriage. He said nothing about discriminating in hiring or serving customers. He simply stated his values. Chick-fil-A is seeking to increase its northern exposure. […]

God’s Pressure Cooker, Pt.1

Practical Help from 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 As a child, I well remember the sound of a whistle blowing to indicate that dinner was almost ready. It was the release valve on one of my mom’s favorite cooking utensils, her pressure cooker. She used the cooker to prepare vegetables and other dishes that needed to be […]

Follow David’s Example: Tell God

Principles from Psalm 35 for overcoming betrayal from those closest to you Nothing hurts as much as being betrayed—but when the betrayer is close to you, you’ve just compounded the situation. David knew all about this type of close betrayal. In fact, his experience of healing as outlined in Psalm 35 mirrors the process abuse […]

When the Tower Falls

The suffering and loss in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina remind us of how vulnerable mankind is. Few man-made devices are capable of producing the level of devastation we have witnessed in Louisiana and Mississippi. Undoubtedly, many will ask, “Why is this happening?” Perhaps many in our churches know someone, maybe even a family member, […]

Uplifting Psalms for Heavy Hearts

A common denominator among most counselees is the presence of trouble in their lives for which they have no answers. The counselee feels helpless and hopeless in the midst of such trouble, even though God has already provided many resources for solutions. This “helpless” condition requires the counselor to offer genuine hope to the counselee […]