To get us thinking about direction, consider this: I hope you can laugh at this scenario, maybe you’ve heard it before! A new teen driver was driving down the freeway when his mother called his cell phone. “Harry, I just heard on the news that there’s a car going the wrong way on Route 280. Please be careful!” “It’s not … Read More
Why Do We Have to Wait?
Who likes to wait? Two weeks ago, “spring” arrived in Chicago. You can stop your laughter, tears or groaning now! And yes, snowflakes were falling multiple times in the past week. It’s pretty obvious by now that spring did not arrive on time! In our spiritual walk, things don’t often arrive in the time we desire. So often, we have … Read More
Sick of Waiting? What to Do Now
It’s easy to become sick of waiting! Guest writer and biblical counselor Hayley Satrom gives encouragement for those times when waiting becomes unbearable. This article first appeared at Biblical Counseling Coalition’s website and is used here with permission. A wife waits for her failing marriage to improve. The unemployed father waits for a decent-paying job. Patients wait for healing from … Read More
True Love Markers in Marriage!
True Love Markers — Our Summer Love series in review! Based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, many love markers describe true love in the Church and also between spouses. among them are “Patience: Love Marker 1” and “Kindness: Love Marker 2” and NOT Jealous: Love Marker 3 and NOT Proud: Love Marker 4 and NOT Selfish: Love Marker 5: NOT Selfish. Do you want to grow … Read More
Patience: Love Marker 1!
Welcome to our Summer Love series, opening with our first love marker: patience. You probably know the Bible’s chapter called the Hymn of Love: Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at … Read More
How to Become Patient
Donna Hart, PhD, a biblical counselor on staff at BCC, admits to her problem with patience and, through her mishaps, helps us grow in it.I am not a very patient person. I am always in a hurry. The Lord has been teaching me to slow down and be patient, think it through, and look to see things more clearly. In the slowing down, … Read More