Changing to Be More Like Christ

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Some days the world seems to want to squeeze us all into the same mold.  Do we find ourselves eager to be like everyone else and use the right toothpaste, wear the right clothes, drive the right cars, have the same perspectives on success, and the same desires?  Do we fear to be different?  Are we so afraid of rejection … Read More

Afraid? A Method to Calm Your Fear

Dr. Lucy Ann MollFor Those Seeking Hope1 Comment

Where fear flourishes, there your heart will be also. [1] From a mild sense of unease to full-blown panic, fear is an emotion most of us would rather live without. It communicates that someone or something we care about is being threatened or that we might lose it. Fear shows us what we value most.  Consider these three folks who … Read More

Facing Uncertainty in a Healthy Way

BCC StaffFor Those Seeking Hope6 Comments

“Why do you say, O Jacob, And speak, O Israel: My way is hidden from the LORD, And my just claim is passed over by my God.” – These words from Isaiah 40:27 are describing the reality of God’s chosen people while in painful captivity in Babylon. Their way of life had been disrupted, their temple had been destroyed, and … Read More

How Humility Leads to Contentment

Dr. Donna HartFor Those Seeking Hope1 Comment

We wrestle in our souls to be content.  Our minds race out of control.  The anxiety of the task list alone can control and steal our sense of peace.  It can seem as if we are running in fear and, in reality, no one is chasing.  We long for deeper communion with God, to hear His voice more clearly, but … Read More

Our Freedom and Independence in Christ

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The 4th of July, our Independence Day, gives us two words, freedom and independence, that describe our understanding of precious liberty from tyranny. Yet, the words can be problematic. In the light of the indiscretions of some police and demonstrators these past months we must agree that freedom does not mean we have the right to do as you please. … Read More

Being Angry in the Right Way (Part 3)

Brandon LoweryFor Those Seeking Hope3 Comments

In Part 1 and Part 2 of “Being Angry in the Right Way,” we laid the groundwork to explore the emotion of anger. Because there is injustice in our imperfect world, there will always be anger within us.  This anger is a good gift from God, and when expressed appropriately it can be constructive. However, we’ve all had moments where … Read More

Being Angry in the Right Way (Part 2)

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“I don’t have an anger problem” he repeatedly protested in my counseling office.  “I don’t swear, break things, threaten harm, or even raise my voice.  How can my wife say that I have an “anger” problem?  Sure, I get frustrated like everyone but I stay under control – I do not have an anger issue.” Over the years, we have … Read More

Being Angry in the Right Way (Part 1)

Tim AllchinFor Those Seeking Hope2 Comments

Anger is what we feel when we could easily say with our words, “I am against that.” God created us as people who are capable of feeling, expressing, and acting in anger. However, many of us fear that our expressions of anger hurt more than they help.  Many people make it their goal to avoid feeling anger altogether, by avoiding … Read More

Celebrating Success: How Online Counseling can Help You

Brandon LoweryFor Those Seeking HopeLeave a Comment

Life is hard enough in “normal” times. Many people reach out for counseling to address issues of anxiety, depression, and relational guidance. During this the “new normal” experience of the COVID-19 response, we have seen an uptick in counseling needs. Ironically, in-person counseling has taken a backseat to video counseling for many. As a biblical counselor, I am highly interested … Read More