“Stop it!” only worked for Bob Newhart

It is interesting to me the number of people who share that they were hesitant, at least initially, to come to a “Christian” counselor, especially a pastor. Why? Because their experience or perception is that they will be judged for certain behaviors or thoughts....

How to have the Best New Year Ever!

“Jesus, what must I do to have the best year ever?” Seems like an appropriate question to begin 2018. Reminds me of a similar question a rich young man once asked Jesus. Mark records in chapter 10 of his gospel that this man approached Jesus and asked, “Good Teacher,...

“Do you understand what I have done for you?”

There is an extraordinary moment recorded in the Bible in John 13:1-17. It is just before the Passover Feast that would be known evermore as the Last Supper. Having spent the last three years with a select group of men whom He loved, Jesus is about to show them “the...

Lessons from the gym

I love a good word picture. Here is one I will call “Lessons from the Gym.” Every personal trainer will tell their clients of the importance of fluids, preferably water. Trainers can tell during a workout when a person has not consumed enough water – the individual...