Hating Hate without Hating Haters: What did Jesus teach us about Hate?

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This was a tough week in our country.  In El Paso, Dayton, Chicago, and multiple other communities across the country, hatred was on full display as bullets flew.  The carnage and discourse over the last week has been unsettling as we all grapple with why our fellow citizens would delight in shooting up a retail store, night club, or a … Read More

Brave or Safe?

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Editors note: This article by BCC counselor, Dr. Donna Hart,  is part of our current series where we are featuring writing by the women of the Biblical Counseling Center. Each of these counselors has been called by God to the ministry of biblical counseling. In this article, Donna shares what she has learned to challenge all of us to live bravely … Read More

How to Be Light in the Darkness

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I had a great talk with a friend who leads a family-strengthening organization who was quite disappointed in recent developments in our home state of Illinois. Despite rallying churches and families to seek to pass moral laws, our state is seemingly unconcerned with what God thinks about many moral issues. That he was disappointed was not a surprise to me. What … Read More

7 Insights on Staying Power

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As we learn the staying power of Jesus and how he stepped into the crisis moments of our lives, we can help others. We too have the ability to endure. Please share this article by Dr. Donna Hart, which appeared first here on her blog, with the people you care about. Thanks. We often wonder how we should respond to … Read More

Have a Truly Beautiful Christmas!

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Does a truly beautiful Christmas mean newly fallen snow, gingerbread houses, and piles of sparkly presents under the tree? Of course not. A truly beautiful Christmas is so much more. God adorns you on the inside, beginning in your thoughts. Yucky, God-dismissing thoughts are disgusting like dirty snow. But beautiful God-glorifying thoughts spill into new attitudes and new actions. What’s … Read More

When Thanksgiving Lacks Contentment

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Contentment on Thanksgiving? Sometimes it abounds, sometimes it’s elusive. Today’s encouragement comes from guest writer Lynn Mosher, who uplifts the soul at her website. As I listened to a preacher on television one Sunday morning, he shared something that impressed me. So I knew I had to share with you. A Letter to Dear Abby Years ago, Jason Lehman’s grandmother … Read More

4 Frameworks for Fighting Fear

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For the Christian who’s anxious, fighting fear is a quest for godly courage. But which way is the best way to fight fear. Consider these four frameworks for fighting fear. And ask yourself, which one would glorify God in my life?  This article by David Dunham appeared first here at Bob Kellemen’s website. Learn more about Pastor Dave by reading his bio … Read More

Are You a Half-Way Christian? Or “All In”?

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There are plenty of us who are half-way Christians, says biblical counselor Donna Hart, PhD. Wonderfully, she describes 4 steps toward “all in.” Her article appeared first here and is used with her permission. We will give up possessions, power, position, and friends and still not be able to submit ourselves in total obedience to God.  But it is difficult … Read More