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Lord I believe; Help my Unbelief

“Lord I believe; help my unbelief!” Not so long ago, in a time of tremendous personal crisis.  I remember one particular counseling session.  The couple was sharing their heart, and I grappled to focus on every word.  At times my vision would blur as my pulse raced, my pen trembled between my fingers, and I […]

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Steps to Healing from Adultery

With the release of the Ashley Madison list of adulterers recently, much of my counseling has turned towards the aftermath of adultery.  People on the list are scared, angry, and surprisingly, many of them have shared with me an overwhelming sense of . . . betrayal. After all, they trusted their adulterous partners to conceal their […]

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Betrayed by Adultery

I’ve heard so many comments from my clients lately about the Ashley Madison site being hacked that I felt it was time to respond.  For the uninformed, this is a website that boasts; for married dating and discrete affairs. And their infamous tag line is even a registered trademark. Life is short, have an affair. In […]

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A Season of Change

As a result of the July 2, 2015 announcement by the current Impact Missions (IMI) Executive Board that the charity has been dissolved.  I have received numerous texts, emails, and telephone calls. Since I previously led the ministry for over 15 years, I felt it necessary to share my opinions openly, for the record. The dissolution […]

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Never Give Up

We all love the stories where someone shows remarkable courage and the faith to never give up. Their faith is rewarded at the last possible second. Most movies and television dramas try to keep us on the edge of our seats, believing all hope is lost. Until a miraculous cure is found for a disease […]

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Let it Go !

  Having watched the movie frozen, over and over and over with my grandsons recently.  The phrase “let it go” brings a smile as I think of Elsa being released, freed from her inner struggles to live an abundant life.  It really sounds so easy and the song really sticks in your head (c’mon, you know […]

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We All Have Scars

God created us with a body, soul, and a spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:22-23). All three areas can carry the scars of life. Body (Physical) scars are visible and difficult to hide, like the circular indention just below my right knee. At 51 years old, I can look at this scar, think back, and smile. You […]

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This Too Shall Pass

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven and earth” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). I love this passage. It reminds me that all of creation cries out that there is a God, and all of creation is controlled by the seasons that God creates. From cold to hot, from life to death, […]

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Coping with Fear

We all experience fear at some point in our lives. Fear can come from past traumatic experiences or it can simply be based on a perceived danger (ex. if this happens then I could be hurt). Fear can be generally defined as a natural, emotional defense mechanism, relating to an identifiable object, event, or circumstance […]

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It’s the Heart that Matters

One of my favorite verses in scripture is Proverbs 21:2.  “All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.” I sincerely believe you can measure a person’s heart by what they are willing to sacrifice for their beliefs. I’ve always tried to convey that, as long as there’s a God in […]

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