Harvesting Where I Didn’t Plant

Amy Baker

Amy Baker

As a counselor, it has often been my joy to watch people change and grow–and sometimes my sadness to see people remain stuck in habits of thinking and practice that lead to increasing hopelessness). In most of the situations where I get to watch those I counsel change and grow, others have been involved long before me, faithfully loving and walking alongside the person whom I now get to counsel. Continue reading

Advent Attitude Assessments: The Joy Assessment

Jeff Forrey

Jeff Forrey

When we face “trials of various kinds,” rejoicing is not our immediate, natural response. Moreover, while we are going through trials, we are not likely to feel blessed by someone immediately saying to us, “Rejoice!” And yet, James, Paul, and Peter are not uncomfortable writing about the joy imperative in the context of suffering. Continue reading

Thankful in All Things

Joe Keller

Joe Keller

As we reflect upon the goodness in our lives with thanksgiving, let us also, with joy, reflect upon how God gives us good things even in the midst of hard things. Continue reading

The Joy of Eternity

Steve Viars

Steve Viars

We’ve all heard the conversation in one way, shape, or form—when expectant parents are asked whether they are hoping for a boy or girl. The stock answer?” It doesn’t matter, as long as our baby is healthy.” Have you ever wondered how that vignette sounds in the ears of a parent of a child with special needs or worse—the ears of the child himself? So frequently the attention is focused on what is bad, what is wrong, or what is lacking. Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

The BCC

The BCC

Friday's 5 To Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

The BCC

The BCC

Friday's 5 To Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

The BCC

The BCC

Friday's 5 To Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

The BCC

The BCC

Friday's 5 To Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

Complaining: Rewriting the Story God Is Writing

Shannon Kay McCoy

Shannon Kay McCoy

Complaining - Rewriting the Story God Is Writing

Complaining has become a way of life or a part of our personalities. When we feel angst about our life circumstances, we begin to grumble in our hearts only to unleash the negative venom from our tongues. This sin can consume us and stunt our life story. The only way to overcome sinful complaining is to cultivate joyful contentment in Christ. Continue reading