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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Is There Hope For My Marriage?

When I do marriage counseling, It is not uncommon for a spouse to ask me privately, “Do you think there is hope for my marriage?” Do you know the answer I always give? It is a resounding YES! It isn’t a fake or shallow yes, but a confident yes because I have seen God...
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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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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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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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Faith’s Demand on the Body (Scriptures on Divine Healing)

What am I to do with the faith the Lord has given me? He has given me a measure as well as you, so what do we do with such a gift? Jesus taught that if we have faith the size of a mustard seed, that alone can move mountains, so what are we to do as our faith...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Waiting on the Holy Spirit

“As you wait before God in holy silence, He sees it as a confession that you have nothing, no wisdom to pray aright, no strength to work aright. Waiting is the expression of need, of emptiness.” - Andrew Murray I am a type-A, self starter kind of person. Therefore, I...
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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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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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Casting All Your Care (The Age of Anxiety)

Experts say that history will call us, "The Age of Anxiety." When you read Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing”, do you read this as a command or as a suggestion? If the Bible is commanding us to not worry and invites us to handle every situation in life with,...

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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...

read more

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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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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Be Filled with the Knowledge of God’s Will

“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.” Colossians 1:9 If there is a question I get asked the most, it is this, “How can I know God’s...

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Until the Spirit is Poured Out from on High

I was in the Dominican Republic preaching in many wonderful churches when the Lord showed me this particular Scripture. I had felt a strong connection to the congregations I was visiting on the island, and I knew this was a word, “in season” for the people of God. It...

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I Am Loved By The King (Thoughts Over The Swiss Alps)

These are the words I am listening to as we fly over the Swiss Alps. The view from 30,000 feet above the ground has given me the most wonderful appreciation for the majesty of God. As I look down on these snow-capped mountain peaks, I am thinking to myself, only a God...

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Overcoming Doubt

Over the last number of years, I have been having spiritual dreams and hearing words while asleep. The Lord will speak to us and give us dreams while we sleep, read Job 33:15-18. Some time ago while asleep I heard these words, “War on doubt”. As believers, we all have...

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Praying that Prevails

There are few things more discouraging than unanswered prayer. Many of you know what it is to pray over and over, but yet it is as though Heaven is silent. The Bible describes a type of praying in James 5 that causes our prayers to prevail. I invite you to walk with...

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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...

read more

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....

read more

America and The Wrath of God

As I watch the warnings issued by local and state authorities concerning Hurricane Irma, I am soberly reminded of my responsibility to warn people of God’s coming judgment. Many are wondering if God is going to judge the United States. It is a good question to ask,...

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