The world is full of bad reasoning, which is too bad because few people bother to learn logic anymore. What’s worse, the most common
I love babies! I really do. I have to tell you from this mother’s perspective babies are the cutest little things I’ve ever seen. My favorite part is their little toes. Wait, it’s their fuzzy heads. No, it has to be their pudgy legs. I can’t choose my favorite part! I love the whole baby package! I just know I’ll be that great grandmother one day restraining myself from rubbing the baby heads of complete strangers. As a blessed mommy of four little ones, I have enjoyed the daily discovery of watching my babies grow. Their mental and physical development is truly a miracle. Those first two years especially amaze me as their little bodies and personalities develop so quickly!
This is my third and final post on authority. Personally, I find writing on topics like this both challenging and helpful in understanding the many times I feel defeated and overwhelmed amidst the seemingly constant barrage of spiritual attack. We will look specifically at how our posture to authority is linked to spiritual dynamics. I propose that failure to submit to authority is one of the primary ways we open ourselves up to defeat when spiritually attacked.
I really wish I could blame somebody else. I wish I could place the responsibility on somebody else. I would love to point the finger at somebody else. I wish I could convince myself that it was somebody else.I tried to feed myself the logic that it was somebody else. For a moment I bought my argument that it was somebody else. There is always another sinner who can bear my fault.
I am very honored to announce ABC's involvement in bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to hundreds of men in Texas prisons! This outreach, God willing, will touch men and women throughout the country very soon. Your prayers and support are deeply appreciated!!! Click "Read More" below to watch a very informative video on the great work our director, Chandler Fozard, is doing in our prisons. Praising Him!!!
What a devastating and hard to swallow description! Maybe you had it happen to you? A friend tells you they want to talk to you, and when you get together, you realize that what they really wanted to do was confront you. You're not really excited about being told bad things about yourself, but this is your friend, so you're willing to listen. As they begin to lay out their concerns, you begin to feel pain inside. You can't believe what you're
This week one of my coaching clients shared that her counselor told her that her role as a godly wife was to submit to her husband’s abuse and quietly suffer for Jesus. She was told that setting boundaries was unbiblical and asking her spouse to change specific behaviors for her to feel safe or rebuild trust was demanding. Is that true? Does scripture encourage a spouse to patiently and quietly endure harsh and abusive treatment within her or his marriage? The passage that we usually turn to support this thinking is found in 1 Peter 2:13-3:22 where Peter writes to believers who face mistreatment for their faith.
Note: Developed from Spiritual Friends. Spiritual Friends is part of the ABC’s biblical counseling curriculum and the ABC’s certification process. In Spiritual Friends you learn how to develop twenty-two biblical counseling relational competencies. This is the fourth in a ten-part ABC series. In this blog series, we’re learning five biblical counseling and one-another skills by using the acronym GRACE. · G—Grace Connecting: Proverbs 27:6 · R—Rich Soul Empathizing: Romans 12:15
Exodus 6:9 “Moses spoke thus to the people of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses, because of their broken spirit and harsh slavery.” We might ask ourselves why this note of commentary is included in the Exodus narrative. By this point in the book of Exodus it has already been mentioned several times that Israel was suffering immensely at the harsh hand of Pharaoh.
In the midst of spiritual crisis, we need spiritual connection—spiritual friendship. But just what does spiritual friendship look like? Would we know it if we saw it? Allow me to guide you on a tour through God’s art gallery filled with walls lined with pictures of spiritual friendship. View pictures of spiritual friendship as: