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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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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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Philippians 4:14-23, Understanding and Applying the Bible

The brief video below is one 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 “B.e. … Continue reading

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Philippians 4:8-13, Understanding and Applying the Bible

The brief video below is one 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 “B.e. … Continue reading

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Philippians 4:1-7, Understanding and Applying the Bible

The brief video below is one 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 “B.e. … Continue reading

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Philippians 3:12 – 4:1, Understanding and Applying the Bible

The brief video below is one 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 “B.e. … Continue reading

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Philippians 3:1-11, Understanding and Applying the Bible

The brief video below is one 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 “B.e. … Continue reading

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Philippians 2:1-11, Understanding and Applying the Bible

The brief video below is one 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 “B.e. … Continue reading

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Philippians 2:12-18, Understanding and Applying the Bible

The brief video below is one 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 “B.e. … Continue reading

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Philippians 2:19-30, Understanding and Applying the Bible

The brief video below is one 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 “B.e. … Continue reading

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Philippians 1:12-22, Understanding and Applying the Bible

The brief video below is one 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 “B.e. … 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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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

Maybe you’ve heard the saying, “Life is not a sprint…it’s a marathon.”  That caution and encouragement makes a lot of sense, since most of us tend to waffle between a frantic pace and the inevitable collapse.  But, to be completely … Continue reading

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Christian Confidence 102: “What is God like?”

Last week we addressed the question “What is real/true, and how can I know?” And we noted that the ultimate reality/truth is the existence of God who revealed Himself publicly and miraculously in biblical times.  The Lord validated that revelation through Israel’s … Continue reading

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Christian Confidence 101: “What is real/true, and how can I know?”

In last week’s video I introduced 5 questions that need answering for a person to have confidence in Christ.  Today we’re addressing the first: “What is real/true, and how can I know?”  As I also noted last week, this brief series is … Continue reading

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