I Am The Lord Your Healer: Thoughts on Divine Healing

“Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.” Psalm 103:2-3 As many of you know, I am in a fight to save my eye sight. I began aggressively losing vision in my left eye. I had a surgery to correct...
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Don’t Walk Away: Trusting Jesus to Heal Your Broken Marriage

“I opened to my beloved, by my beloved had turned and gone.” Song of Solomon 5:6 In Song of Solomon 5, a tragedy of mistiming happens in a relationship. I have seen the story of Song of Solomon play out many times in my counseling office. I do not believe I have ever...
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Yes & Amen

Romans 4 causes my faith to soar as Paul uses beautiful and vivid language to describe the faith of Abraham. For me, the best part of Paul’s description of Abraham’s amazing faith is that the Bible invites us to experience the same kind of faith in our own lives. As...
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Kindness…It Can Save Both Your Soul & Marriage

Kindness can have some big benefit to our lives and while the idea of kindness may seem simple, the Biblical truth of kindness is deep and meaningnful. While it should be easy to give kindness to others, but it often isn’t, especially to those who we should love the...
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Sex, Marriage & Money Pt. 2

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have. For He has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:4-5 In all the marriage counseling I do, Money issues are probably the second leading cause of marital strife, other...
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A Biblical Marriage (For Men)

“Likewise, husbands live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered” 1 Peter 3:7. If money, sex, and a comfortable lifestyle...
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Missed Timing: A Tragic Love Story

One of the greatest joys I have as a pastor is having a front row seat to God’s ability to restore marriages. For the last couple of years, I have conducted numerous counseling sessions with the lion’s share of those sessions dealing with marriage and divorce. I am...
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Don’t Ask God Why…

There are some people who have been hurt by God. When they pray, they feel slighted by the Almighty. They know God could have intervened. They have heard of God’s sovereignty, so if God is truly all powerful and if He is in fact all loving, then why did He not step in...
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A Biblical Marriage (For Women)

You can be confident that God wants you to have a successful marriage. Scripture has a great deal to say to men on how to lead and how to love you, but it also has a great deal to say to you about the way you should view and treat your husband. The problem is that...
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Trust In God, Not Man

Trust is a serious issue to the Lord. He invites us to “Trust in the Lord” with all our hearts (Proverbs 3:5). I find Isaiah 2:22 to be a wonderful reminder to me to always place my trust in the Lord rather than man. It is easy to look to others for strength and help....
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Why PCC Prays for Healing

This Sunday is an unusual day for PCC. We are teaching on healing and plan to pray for people suffering from sicknesses. You wouldn’t think that is unusual would you? It wasn’t for the early church. It would have been a typical day for them. Why is it strange for PCC...
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The Happiness You Are Searching For

It’s a frustrating feeling when you know you should be thankful for all that God has done for you, but you don’t feel satisfied. You recognize God has given you a family, an income and even health. While you have all of these to enjoy, there still seems to be...
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Sex, Marriage & Money Pt. 1

“Let marriage be held in honor among all and let the marriage bed be undefiled. For God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” Hebrews 13:4 These are piercing words for our culture. This Scripture reminds me that I don’t have to be a product of my society....
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Providence: A Soft Pillow for Your Weary Head

There is a melody throughout the Bible. Its song is soft and sweet. It is the consistent rhythm of God’s Providence. Once you begin to hear it, it becomes easier to recognize its sweet sound throughout the pages of the Bible as well as in the experiences of your own...
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He’s in the Waiting

Is there anything more frustrating than waiting on God? If you are a person of prayer, then you probably know what it is to have to wait on the Lord. So why does it please the Lord to direct us to wait at certain times and in certain situations? It was the famous...
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The Lifter of My Head

“But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, And the lifter of my head.” Psalms 3:3 David wrote this beautiful Psalm during one of the darkest seasons of his life. It is a prayer for God to deliver him from his many enemies. If you know much about David’s...
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Self Care is not Selfish

I am used to going 100 miles per hour it seems. Is that not our culture? I am sure you have a hard time slowing down as well. The Lord is teaching me some valuable lessons this Summer after suffering two failed eye surgeries. It seems I just cannot work as hard and as...
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Heavy Laden: Trusting Jesus with Your Burdens

I pray and counsel with people on a daily basis. Just this week, I am walking down hard paths with many families facing difficult circumstances. Cancer, job loss, addiction, and divorce are just a few of life’s hurts I am watching people face...people I love and...
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In Due Season

Every day we are sowing seeds that will later produce a harvest in our lives. Whether the harvest is good and helpful determines the type of seeds we are sowing. According to Paul in Galatians 6, we can sow seeds of the flesh that reap corruption or we can sow seeds...
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Victory! How Christ Triumphs Over Satan

“He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.” Colossians 2:15 Are you a Christian who often feels defeated? One of Satan’s choice weapons is discouragement and he will stop at nothing to hinder and deflate the...
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What Am I Created For?

Often believers ask the question, “What has God created me for, what is my purpose, what is God’s plan for my life”? These are legitimate questions that deserve an answer, and the Good news is - the Bible gives us God’s answer. God’s Plan for You is Good God says,...

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Mercy

I am so very grateful for God's mercy! Without His mercy, you and I would be lost and without hope. So what is mercy? Mercy is defined as showing compassion and forgiveness toward someone. Compassion is sympathetic concern for another's suffering and a desire to...

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Judge Not

I have woefully discovered that despite our best efforts, we all, including myself, judge others, because it is just too easy to do. Human nature causes us to fall into the enticing trap of preconceived ideas and unfounded assumptions about people. When our fellow man...

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Abide In Me

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, Unless it abides in the Vine, neither can you, Unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him, bears much fruit; For without Me, you can do nothing...

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When Doubt Comes Knocking

We have all experienced times when we waivered between belief and unbelief. We knew that God was able, but we questioned if He was going to meet our particular need. Even John the Baptist was troubled with doubts that caused him to question the Lord. God had revealed...

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The 5 Sola’s of Salvation

The five sola’s is a remarkable and timeless set of teachings that came out of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. Its purpose is to summarize and clarify what the Bible teaches concerning salvation. What I appreciate about the Five Sola’s how the Fathers...

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The Story of the Reformation

For us to understand a man like Martin Luther, we must first understand the world in which he lived. In the early 1500’s, the strength and power of the Roman Catholic Church had reached its height, and so had corruption, spreading even to the Pope himself. The...

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Overcoming Life’s Storms

The day had begun on a positive note. A great multitude had gathered at Capernaum, along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to witness miracles and hear Jesus teach about the Kingdom (Mark 4:35). As dusk approached, the sun slowly slid beneath the horizon ablaze with...

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How To Have More Faith

It’s not unusual to hear believers say, “I need more faith” or “I wish my faith were stronger”. Well, I have some Good News to share, you can have more faith, stronger faith, and even great faith - the choice is up to you. Do Not Pray for More Faith First of all, do...

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Don’t Negotiate God’s Will

Jesus tells an interesting Parable in Matthew 20. It is actually a continuation of chapter 19. Jesus is going to answer a question from Peter and the rest of His followers. A young man known as, “The Rich Young Ruler” just asked to be part of Jesus’ group. Frankly,...

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This One Thing

Many years ago, I was in Minneapolis listening to an old missionary. I’ll never forget the outline she shared. I cannot remember her name, but I remember her story and I remember what she shared from Scripture. It impacted me then and it impacts me still today. I want...

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In Due Season

Every day we are sowing seeds that will later produce a harvest in our lives. Whether the harvest is good and helpful determines the type of seeds we are sowing. According to Paul in Galatians 6, we can sow seeds of the flesh that reap corruption or we can sow seeds...

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