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Counseling as a Person of Understanding (12 of 12), Proverbs 28:2

Second opinions and even more can be great when you are looking at possibly having surgery, buying a house, taking a vacation to somewhere you’ve never been or any number of situations with viable options. But when it comes to … Continue reading

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Counseling as a Person of Understanding (11 of 12), Proverbs 20:5

“What’s really going on here?!” Maybe you’ve wondered that when your child was bawling or clamming up, and you couldn’t get anything out of them; or your even keeled co-worker was unusually touchy; or your supervisor was more subdued than … Continue reading

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Counseling as a Person of Understanding (10 of 12), Proverbs 19:25

He was a cute little boy about three or four years old, grinning and wiggling, stretching toward the brightly colored candy just out of reach. As a parent, I had to smile. . . . at least until his mother … Continue reading

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Counseling as a Person of Understanding (9 of 12), Proverbs 17:28

What do they want from you or me? Our family, friends, co-workers, neighbors – even our enemies? If we are in a position that they associate with wisdom, one thing they expect is occasional silence. Proverbs 27:18 reminds us that … Continue reading

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Counseling as a Person of Understanding (8 of 12), Proverbs 17:27

A cool head and a warm heart.  That’s an amazing combination, isn’t it?  A nextdoor neighbor who cares about you and doesn’t drop you when you neglect your yard work.  A parent who loves you and doesn’t freak out when you’ve blown … Continue reading

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Counseling as a Person of Understanding (7 of 12), Proverbs 17:10

“Talk to the hand!”  You’ve probably heard it said  – or more vividly, seen it said.  If I remember correctly, “Martin”, a TV comedy series in the 1990s popularized the phrase in the U.S.  And it was usually in response to some unwanted advise, … Continue reading

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Counseling as a Person of Understanding (6 of 12), Proverbs 15:21

“No, thanks.  I’m on a mission.”  You’ve probably been there.  But sometimes the distractions and hurdles make it feel ike a scene from Mission Impossible. Shopping as a family comes to my mind. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve been in a store, and each member … Continue reading

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Counseling as a Person of Understanding (5 of 12), Proverbs 14:33

Proverbs 14:33 tells us that “Wisdom rests in the heart of person of understanding, but in the hearts of fools it is made known.” Of all the proverbs about the person of understanding, this one may be the least immediately … Continue reading

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Counseling as a Person of Understanding (4 of 12), Proverbs 14:6

The GPS in our car has prompted more than a few memories in our family.  “In 1,000 feet, take a slight left onto highway 7.”  And I sometimes respond (as if it’s listening and might dialogue with me based on my superior … Continue reading

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Counseling as a Person of Understanding (3 of 12), Proverbs 11:12

Your neighbor just did something foolish. What should you say? Proverbs 11:12 tells us, “Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the man of understanding holds his tongue.” It implies that the neighbor has acted in some way that … Continue reading

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Counseling as a Person of Understanding (2 of 12), Proverbs 10:23

“A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.” If you read last week’s devotional, you know that one of the characteristics of a “man of understanding” is what he (or she) does. But … Continue reading

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Counseling as a Person of Understanding (1 of 12), Proverbs 1:5

God willing, over the next 12 Saturdays, we’re going to look at the practicality of wisdom in Christ, to which I’ll refer as “counseling”.  For, before we can equip and encourage anyone else in what Jesus says, we must first … Continue reading

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Philippians 1:1-11, Understanding and Applying the Bible

The brief video below is the first in a series of inductive studies on books of the Bible with six chapters or less.  If you’ve not yet seen the two introductory videos, “How to Understand and Apply the Bible” and … Continue reading

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Exercising Mindfulness in Christ: understanding ‘bad, mad, sad, and glad’

If you’re wondering “what in the world is ‘mindfulness in Christ?’”, I recommend starting with last week’s video:  Exercising Mindfulness in Christ:  some Why’s and How’s”.  In that video, I try to anticipate and answer several questions, but we only … Continue reading

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Peer Counseling and the 5 Love Languages (2 of 6)

If you’ve visited any of the mini-series on leadership in tools4trenches, you may remember that I define godly leadership simply as influencing others to follow us in a good direction.  Most of a leader’s focus is for the future actions … Continue reading

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Peer Counseling and the 5 Love Languages (1 of 6)

If you’ve visited any of the mini-series on leadership in tools4trenches, you may remember that I define godly leadership simply as influencing others to follow us in a good direction.  Most of a leader’s focus is for the future actions … Continue reading

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Peer Counseling: Assessing Concerns

If you’ve visited any of the mini-series on leadership in tools4trenches, you may remember that I define godly leadership simply as influencing others to follow us in a good direction.  Most of a leader’s focus is for the future actions … Continue reading

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Peer Counseling: Discerning your Family Values

Has the Lord put someone in your path who seems to feel stuck or is clearly wayward from a good path?  They need godly counsel to help them get “unstuck” or back on track.  And, while the contents of godly … Continue reading

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Peer Counseling: Discerning the Significance of Group Values

Every individual who needs counsel is also a part of many groups.  They’re a member of their family now, their family of origin, the Army family (or other cultural families), someone’s friend, neighbor, student, etc.  They’re a member of a … Continue reading

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Peer Counseling: Discerning 3 Constants as a Counselor

“What is the hurting person’s root desire or concern?  What is their current goal related to that concern?  And do they feel safe with me right now?”  Those are three constants that every parent, supervisor, friend, coach, etc. needs to … Continue reading

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Peer Counseling: Posture and Assessing or Conveying Value/Interest

“How are they really doing, and do they want help?”  Whether we’re a parent, coach, supervisor, or anyone else in a position to take care of others, our first task is to assess their level of stress.  One of the … Continue reading

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Because we’re called to counsel: 4 levels of peer counseling

Jesus calls all of His people to be leaders, equipping and encouraging others to follow Him.  He also calls all of His people to counsel others, helping the stuck or wayward to get back on track.  This week’s video on … Continue reading

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“Draining the Swamp”

The following is one in a series of weekly non-religious articles on current events.  The articles do not support or criticize the events or positions.  Rather, my intent is to strengthen readers as leaders (parents, supervisors, coaches, mentors, etc.) in … Continue reading

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4 Areas of Counseling in Christ

If you’ve not yet read the article, “4 Areas of Leadership in Christ“, it might be helpful to start there, because godly counseling supports godly leadership.  How?  Leadership in Christ helps others continue following Him.  Counseling helps those who are … Continue reading

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Because this life is a journey

Wholeness:  your body, soul, and relationships being more and more in sync through your joy in Jesus.  That is my prayer for you through the several helps on this website.  Sounds like a big goal, right? Maybe you’ve heard the … Continue reading

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