Characteristics to Look for in Church Leadership

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This past fall, we wrote a necessary post entitled “Not all churches and pastors are like that.”  We talked about the faults of some churches and leaders, but relayed that there are so many good churches that are led by godly and caring pastors. There are still many high profile churches that are struggling with very serious issues. We thought it … Read More

Transforming Traditions

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You can begin new traditions of blessed rest in 2019. Staff counselor Donna Hart, whose article appeared first here, invites you to the three traditions of keeping a Sabbath box, offering a blessing, and a taking a Sabbath walk. There are traditions or spiritual disciplines for our time with the Lord that can be restfully transformative. Before we begin our … Read More

When You’re Lost in Exhaustion

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Are you lost in exhaustion too? This insighful article by staff counselor Donna Hart, PhD, considers the reasons we’re exhausted and provides practical solutions. It appeared first on her blog and is used with her permission. One of the most common reasons for being exhausted is always being plugged in, available, and scheduled. We are striving too hard, competing too … Read More

What brings you comfort and joy?

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Comfort and Joy –It’s a feel-good Christmas slogan isn’t it?  We sing it in our carols and plaster it on hallmark cards.  But what if it reveals more than you think? Each one of us turns somewhere for comfort and joy.  What brings you comfort?  What brings you joy? Many years ago, I remember waking up on New Year’s Day … Read More

Not all churches and pastors are like that

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This past summer, one of our most popular posts was entitled “When your church disappoints you.” It was written shortly after the Willow Creek story hit the news, but the principles are equally true to many different churches going through struggle and controversy during that time in our area. It’s not a size, denomination or doctrine issue. It may surprise you that … Read More

Help and Hope for Perfectionists

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Perfectionists have a pride problem. Does this statement shock you? This post, originally titled Perfectionism Is Pride, appeared first here on appeared on biblical counselor Julie Glanschow’s blog and is used with permission. Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?Galatians 3:3 (ESV) If you are a perfectionist, you already know … Read More