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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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Christian Joy 107: the Positions of Christ (1 of 3)

My goal in this series is our greater joy in Jesus, even in complex struggles intellectually, emotionally, relationally, etc.  So, each time I will offer a buffet on 8 ‘P’s of good news.  Chew and savor whatever helps your joy … Continue reading

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“Hunger” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “balance” (wholeness) in our faith and following of Jesus.  If you’re not familiar with this series, you may want to review some of the foundational articles and videos on W.A.I.T. … Continue reading

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Christian Music Videos on “Flexibility” (physical pictures of the Gospel)

The Lord calls His people to be “flexible”, turning from selfishness to follow Him, not stiff-necked or hard-hearted. As part of Music Mondays, the following Christian music videos and related Scriptures are provided to build up the Body of Christ … Continue reading

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“Vision” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

VISION – “Identify the goal, and start walking!” Numbers 22:31, 2 Kings 6:17-20, Psalm 119:18, John 9:1ff, 1 Corinthians 9:26-27, Philippians 3:12-14, Hebrews 12:2-3   By now, you may have a better understanding of how and why you need to grow … Continue reading

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“Tools” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

TOOLS – “Because we all need more than we have!” (Genesis 4:17-26, Judges 16:25-30, 2 Samuel 22:36, Isaiah 6:1-8 and 59:15-18, Jeremiah 38:7-13, Joel 3:9-11, Micah 4:1-5, Zechariah 3:1-4, Ephesians 6:10-18)   As a man, I appreciate a good tool box … Continue reading

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Christian Music Videos on “Tools” (physical pictures of Spiritual Life)

The Lord Jesus gives every one of His people “tools” to strengthen us:  physical strength, natural creativity, intellectual understanding, common graces of talents, providential circumstances, spiritual gifts, and more.  And every person who follows Jesus by faith in Him is … Continue reading

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Leadership and 10 Strategies for building Trust (1 of 2)

Trust is essential to lead as a husband, parent, teacher, mentor, supervisor, and all others who are in a position of responsibility to care for others.  Over the last three weeks in “Service Saturdays”, we considered the importance of “circles … Continue reading

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Leadership and building Trust (3 of 3), Pathways to Trust

Trust is essential to lead as a husband, parent, teacher, mentor, supervisor, and all others who are in a position of responsibility to care for others.  Over the last two weeks in “Service Saturdays”, we considered the importance of “circles … Continue reading

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Christian Joy 101: the Presence of Christ (1 of 2)

My goal in this series is our greater joy in Jesus, even in complex struggles intellectually, emotionally, relationally, etc.  So, each time I will offer a buffet on 8 ‘P’s of good news.  Chew and savor whatever helps your joy … Continue reading

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Christian Joy 101: the Presence of Christ (1 of 2)

My goal in this series is our greater joy in Jesus, even in complex struggles intellectually, emotionally, relationally, etc.  So, each time I will offer a buffet on 8 ‘P’s of good news.  Chew and savor whatever helps your joy … Continue reading

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Christian Joy 100: an Introduction (2 of 4)

Preface:  My simple goal here is our greater joy in Jesus, even in our complex struggles intellectually, emotionally, relationally, physically, etc.  So, I will be bringing you specific details of the Gospel (good news) in 8 “P”s via these articles … Continue reading

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Jesus after Easter (a 50-day series), “…the rumor spread…”

Most of us long for miracles.  And Jesus’ perfect life, death on sinners’ behalf as the fulfillment of Passover, and His physical resurrection prove that He is willing and able to meet our greatest needs:  complete forgiveness and a new … Continue reading

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God rules (a 40-day devotional series)

(In 2017, I wrote this series for the 40 days prior to Easter to prepare our hearts and minds for the significance of Jesus’ resurrection.  I’m reposting the series now for the 40 days after Easter to encourage us to … Continue reading

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God secures (a 40-day devotional series)

(In 2017, I wrote this series for the 40 days prior to Easter to prepare our hearts and minds for the significance of Jesus’ resurrection.  I’m reposting the series now for the 40 days after Easter to encourage us to … Continue reading

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God graces (a 40-day devotional series)

(In 2017, I wrote this series for the 40 days prior to Easter to prepare our hearts and minds for the significance of Jesus’ resurrection.  I’m reposting the series now for the 40 days after Easter to encourage us to … Continue reading

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God entrusts (a 40-day devotional series)

(In 2017, I wrote this series for the 40 days prior to Easter to prepare our hearts and minds for the significance of Jesus’ resurrection.  I’m reposting the series now for the 40 days after Easter to encourage us to … Continue reading

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Jesus after Easter (a 50-day series), “…ALL the things…”

Most of us long for miracles.  And Jesus’ perfect life, death on sinners’ behalf as the fulfillment of Passover, and His physical resurrection prove that He is willing and able to meet our greatest needs:  complete forgiveness and a new … Continue reading

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God designs (a 40-day devotional series)

(In 2017, I wrote this series for the 40 days prior to Easter to prepare our hearts and minds for the significance of Jesus’ resurrection.  I’m reposting the series now for the 40 days after Easter to encourage us to … Continue reading

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“Allow me to introduce myself…”

When you meet someone for the first time, what do you say about yourself, other than your name?  If we just moved into the area, we might say where we live or where we’re working.  If we’re in school, we … Continue reading

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