Finding Hope in Hard Times

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Seeking Hope2 Comments

One of the best-known passages in the Bible is Proverbs 3:5-6. However, the verses that follow are just as important for us to get the full idea of what’s being taught. Understanding these verses can bring us great hope if we will trust God with our future. Even in times of great difficulty, this passage gives us four reasons why we … Read More

Experiencing Peace Because of Promises Kept

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Seeking HopeLeave a Comment

The period between the end of the Old Testament prophets and the coming of Jesus is often referred to as the silent period. In Luke 1, after Mary revealed to her relatives how God had chosen her to bear a son, Zechariah’s prayer of praise is recorded to remind us about the significance of what was about to transpire. Zechariah … Read More

Finding Peace in Imperfect Timing

Brandon LoweryFor Those Seeking Hope2 Comments

Here’s a conversation or internal narrative we’ve all had at one time or another: “I honestly start the day with a positive attitude and it just seems like there’s always something that comes against me; something goes wrong, then something else. I really try but I just get so tired of it. I find myself huffing and murmuring, ‘Like I … Read More

How You Can Have a Happy Thanksgiving

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Seeking Hope4 Comments

Thanksgiving through New Year’s can be a rough time for many, especially if thoughts of home create more nervous tension than eager anticipation. In Colossians 3:12-15, Paul unpacks his recipe for how we can find peace within us and around us during the holiday season. “[12] Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, … Read More

It’s Good to Grieve

Dr. Donna HartFor Those Giving Help, For Those Seeking HopeLeave a Comment

Death causes us to be angry because it comes into our world like an unexpected slap in the face. As one researcher said, “Death is a social disease, like V.D. It is not polite, not well-mannered.”[1] King Solomon concurred: “No man has authority to restrain the wind…or authority over the day of death” (Ecclesiastes 8:8). When death enters our social circles or … Read More

Dealing with Guilt and Shame

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Written by BCC Counselor Jin Taek Chung We have all dealt with guilt and shame at some point in our life. The effects of unresolved guilt and shame in our lives can hold us back and weigh us down. So, how do we make sure we are dealing with it appropriately? The way our culture views guilt and shame differ … Read More

When You Are Discouraged: Fight for the Truth

MicKenzie CrowleyFor Those Seeking HopeLeave a Comment

Discouragement. That’s what I see so often: heavy shoulders, general sadness, and anxiety all mixing together. On top of the specific circumstances and problems each person is already facing, discouragement spirals us into believing lies. Believing the Lies These lies are not new, or ones that can be easily shrugged off. They are lies that we have believed for a … Read More

How to Help Teens Fighting Depression

Sherry AllchinFor Those Seeking Hope2 Comments

This article is filled with references and resources to help you as a counselor or parent explore the root issues that can lead to your teen’s depression.

This is not a comprehensive, all-inclusive list, but it will prime the pump in asking the right questions to discover what your teen is believing, doing, and feeling. It will lead to some good conversations that will help your teen to balance their life in a more holistic approach.

One area affects the other, and when even one area is out of sync, it hurts the whole and affects the emotions negatively.