Counsel That Leads Us Forward

"I don't know what to give her." "I can't decide whether I should let him go to that–or not." "I don't know how to have this conversation." "I not sure how to handle this situation." "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given . . . and his name shall…

Overwhelmed?

Circumstances can overwhelm us. People can overwhelm us. Responsibilities can overwhelm us. WE CAN ALSO OVERWHELM OUR SELVES. Trying to satisfy our self expectations. Trying to be (like) someone else. Getting tangled up trying to please others. Have you ever considered what your self expectations are? As a wife.  As a mother.  As an employee.…

Discouragement

"Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!" (Ps. 27.14) My kids don't listen to me.  Our child is being bullied.  We can't agree on anything...  Our son has stopped communicating with us.  Our daughter is depressed.  They fight all the time.  I think she has an…

Choosing Counsel

"All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."  (1 Peter 5.5)I desperately NEED grace.  I definitely want God's favor.  He has promised it to me.  And yet, I struggle still. One day I realized that I am potentially the most influential teacher for my…