And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3: … Continue reading Grasping God’s Love in Ephesians 3
Work is not meant to be a bad thing in our lives. It is not the punishment for Adam and Eve’s sin in the garden. In fact, work is a God-given, good thing for men and women. The first three chapters of Genesis show a lot of work. God created for six days, and then … Continue reading Why do we work?
When we mess up, fail, or struggle, it is very tempting to make excuses. “The dog ate my homework” may be an old cliché, but our more “grown up” excuses aren’t any better. How can we handle this temptation ourselves, and handle other people giving us excuses? Take the high road We are most tempted … Continue reading Excuses, Excuses
While Hurricane Harvey has moved on, the city of Houston will be dealing with the aftermath of its devastation for years to come. The flooding has been catastrophic: fifty inches of rain, over 9 trillion gallons of water, and people walking to rescue boats in water so high it covered their mouths. Towns are still … Continue reading A prayer in catastrophe
We are so thankful for those who have donated finances, time, labor, and resources to allow us to renovate our facility and open our doors on time. God is good to us! Two of our counselors have current openings for care and counseling sessions. Several churches have already partnered with us, and it has been … Continue reading We are open!
We know that the Ten Commandments in the Bible tell us not to covet, which means to be jealous and want what other people have. But it’s a safe guess that at some point in life, you have experienced the feeling of jealousy. It’s one of the most universal feelings we have. So how do … Continue reading Handling the green monster of jealousy
The quick answer? YES. We all want to be happy and to enjoy life! And the Bible tells us that this is a good thing. God promises his people joy: it is part of the Holy Spirit’s fruit in a believer’s life (Galatians 5:22) and Jesus promises his disciples multiple times that they will have complete … Continue reading Is it okay to want joy?
Looking around us, it seems like everyone has a smartphone. You probably have one yourself; 77% of people do! Smartphones are not inherently good or bad, but the way that we use them has a large influence on our daily life. How comfortable do you feel with how you’re using your smartphone? Do you want … Continue reading How do you use your smartphone?
Our imaginations paint summertime as a period of rest… sunshine, sweet tea, and sleeping in. But when was the last time you really felt that relaxed? Even our children now tend to fill the summer with camps, activities, and day trips. Our "vacations" quickly get filled with budgets, competing desires, tight schedules, cramped cars, and … Continue reading Can you relax on vacation?
Sibling rivalry has occurred since the first generations. Abel and Cain. Jacob and Esau. It is difficult to live in very close proximity to other people, and for young children it is natural to struggle on the path to learning life skills such as sharing, empathy, conflict resolution, and problem solving. Conflict between siblings is … Continue reading Managing sibling rivalry