Category Archives: Alcohol addiction

A command with a powerful promise

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is well-known for its twelve step program to help free people from the controlling power of alcohol. In the steps, you’ll discover themes that appear prominently in the first two. Step #1 – We admitted we were … Continue reading

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Social Justice and the Church

We can confidently articulate a worldview that honors our Creator and Savior without verbalizing explicit references to the Bible. We can also hope for some of these truths to resonate with the general public. Continue reading

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Sin is wrong and dumb – a form of self-abuse

Here is a deeply insightful reflection from one of my favorite authors, Cornelius Plantinga, Jr. It’s a bit long but well worth reading and discussing.   “The shortest and clearest way to state the relation between sin and foolishness is … Continue reading

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Advantage of Christian counseling

“This kind of five bible verses and you’ll be better approach is far more common than many realize.” Continue reading

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When words cannot restore trust

Those who significantly hurt others must understand that their attitude and actions will affect the process of rebuilding trust. Continue reading

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For those who battle discouragement

What should we do when maturity gives way to melancholy? Is it possible for restraint to be a cover up for disincentive or loss of motivation and hope? Can a sense of defeat lead to a deflated kind of resignation and then to cynicism and even bitterness? Continue reading

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Our only hope and those who receive it

Watching and reading the daily news gives the feeling that things are not getting better on the planet we call home.  Current conditions make me want to offer a simple prayer, “Dear God, things are not so good down here. I … Continue reading

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