Top Ten Posts of All Time – #10

Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

You may have said (or heard someone say): “I made the mistake and prayed for patience this morning and got stuck in traffic for two hours today. I learned a very valuable lesson today: never pray for patience!” That’s often the way we think about patience, but what does the Bible say about patience and impatience? Continue reading

Self-Care and the Biblical Counselor

Eliza Jane Huie

Eliza Jane Huie

Counselors give significant amount of their time and energy to their calling. At its very core, biblical counseling is a call to be an ambassador of reconciliation by walking with distraught people through trials and suffering and holding out gospel hope to them. Furthermore, it is a challenging calling. If you are a doing any type of counseling, formal or informal, you need to be very intentional to also take care of yourself. Continue reading

Equipping for Church-Wide Ministry Skills

Matt Mitchell

Matt Mitchell

I posed this question to our adult Sunday School class: “What are the personal ministry skills that every single Christ-follower should have?” After a lengthy and involved discussion, we agreed upon these four overarching answers. . . Continue reading

Never Pray for Patience

Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

You may have said (or heard someone say): “I made the mistake and prayed for patience this morning and got stuck in traffic for two hours today. I learned a very valuable lesson today: never pray for patience!” That’s often the way we think about patience, but what does the Bible say about patience and impatience? Continue reading

One Little Degree of Glory to the Next…

Keri Seavey

Crockpot Sanctification Crockpots are truly an exercise in patience for me! They take time and require maintaining a low, steady heat to cook. Unfortunately, my doubts and impatience with the claims and promises of my crockpot often tempt me to … Continue reading

Anger is a Rushed Emotion

Brad Hambrick

Brad Hambrick

Different struggles have different characteristic traits. Anger comes with a sense of urgency. When anger goes bad, it is usually trying to correct too much too quickly. In the process, this pace and intensity of the change does as much … Continue reading