Wait, this isn’t why I got married!

I facilitate two small groups here at Avalon Church and we are presently doing a DVD-series by Gary Thomas entitled Sacred Marriage. It is an excellent study based on his book by the same name. The bottom line emphasis of the book/study is to challenge us to consider...

Dare to look in your “big red cup”

Near the end of our session, the woman sitting across from me asked two questions; one, then a pause, and then the other: “How did I get so angry?”  Pause. Then, “How did I get so angry at myself?” I told her the answer to the first question...

Probably time to say it out loud

“…if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”  (Romans 10:9) “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.”  (James 5:16) “If we...

God always moves at just the right speed

“Where was God? Where was He when this was happening?” This is one of the most common questions I hear in ministry sessions. It embodies so many painful and limiting beliefs; perhaps biggest amongst those is the belief that a person is so bad or worthless...
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