Anger is designed to be a tool of precision—judiciously and with the right amount of torque. Overpowering breaks and destroys at worst, irritates and annoys at best.
God graciously included instructions for His people to look at the birds of the air (and the lilies of the field if you continue reading in Matthew 6) as a tangible reminder of his provision and care. I don’t have to scan the sky for long before I notice a bird flying overhead. How often have I read the words “Do not worry” and mindlessly filled in the rest of the sentence—“look at the birds of the air” without actually stopping to consider the birds of the air or what this verse is trying to teach? What if each time I saw a bird, I reminded myself of God’s care for me.
We’re back with another On Our Bookshelf post! This one is for parents, and I cannot recommend this book enough! Looking for your next book about development? Check out Are My Kids On Track?
Keller challenges the notion low self-esteem is the blame for much of society’s ills although he asserts we are all injured in this area. His solution is taken from the Apostle Paul and is most-definitely counter-cultural.
Pastors and their families work every day with emotional, relational, financial and spiritual stress…It comes with a Call—what many pastors see as a mandate in life.
We each have a unique list of go-to book recommendations that we think our clients might find beneficial.
Shame was the topic that was addressed at our latest Frontlines: Counseling Conversations for Church Leader seminar. This blog series serves as a follow up to that event and is also an attempt to confront shame head-on.
weary of their waiting. (Doesn’t sound much different from us, right?) They longed for the Messiah who had been promised to them and who would be able to crush the head of the serpent. On that dark night, the angels appear to lowly shepherds to announce that the plan of redemption has been set in motion.
We have been set free from the imprisonment of guilt and shame, so what is it that keeps us there? Guilt can be broken down in two ways, true guilt and false guilt.
We exist revolving around God even though our minute perspective can lead us to think we are the center of the galaxy. How does our life change once we know the truth?