A tale of two men

This is a tale of two men. It will sound very much like a continuation of last week’s article about, “Is it me and God – or is it God and me?” Both men are Christians. Both have marriages that are full of turmoil, pain and confusion (primarily due to the beliefs and...

It’s all in the order of the words

Is it me and God – or is it God and me? While this may appear to be a silly question, it really is worth pondering – for the phrase you select may well determine your fundamental approach to life. You see, the name we list first is very often the one that gets the...

A+B=C, right?

“Your belief system is like a pot of stew” is the less than profound way I help people understand a bit more about why they do what they do in life. To make stew you acquire a pot into which you throw a whole bunch of varied and diverse components — for example, beef...

Sometimes I can be such a mule

“I will instruct and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have not understanding but must be controlled by the bit and bridle or they will not come to you. Many are the woes of the...

“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,...