Relationship Transforming Choices (Part 1)

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Seeking Hope5 Comments

On any given week, BCC Counselors meet with people who are seeking help with relational dynamics. Truth be told, most of us have had some experience with each of these struggles to some extent, but it can be hard to know how to turn them around and begin to experience something healthier. The truth is you have the ability to make choices that can transform virtually any relationship.

Where is Your Focus?

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Seeking Hope9 Comments

In my post last week, I discussed how we are being pulled in many directions and it’s easy to lose sight of our priorities. Rather than choosing to cultivate feelings of sadness, madness, or guilt, God would have us choose to pursue our faith, our family, and to focus on the opportunities that God has made us for. However, what … Read More

Sadness, Madness, and Guilt Fatigue

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Seeking Hope5 Comments

Over the past few months in counseling and conversations, I’ve increasingly noticed a perplexing issue. Many people aren’t quite sure what to think about the world around them, and many feel overwhelmed even trying to decide how they should be feeling and acting in response to all that has transpired over the past six months. Should we be sad, mad, … Read More

3 Things You Can Do When You’re Feeling Anxious

MicKenzie CrowleyFor Those Seeking HopeLeave a Comment

This article is written by MicKenzie Crowley, M.A. from the BCC staff. If you’re experiencing anxiety – you are not alone! Everyone experiences fear. (Ps. 56:3b-4). [1] You ​may be used to anxiety​ and have experienced it for a long time. I have experienced anxiety throughout my life at different points, not understanding what I was experiencing! Sometimes​ anxiety​ ​sneaks … Read More

Changing to Be More Like Christ

Dr. Donna HartFor Those Seeking Hope1 Comment

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 Hope2 Comments

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 Hope7 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 Hope2 Comments

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

BCC StaffFor Those Seeking Hope1 Comment

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