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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lot Chose For Himself

“So Lot chose for himself all the Jordan Valley, and Lot journeyed east. Thus they separated from each other.” Genesis 13:11 Parenting is hard work. It is impossible to know the weightiness of the decisions we make when our children are little until they are grown and...

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The Value of Contentment

“For I have learned in whatever situation I am in to be content” Philippians 4:11 Contentment has been a personal struggle for me for quite some time. So when I ponder the words of the Apostle Paul about his growth with contentment, it gives me hope that I too, can...

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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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Rise Up & Pray

It is difficult to watch the news. We see violent civil unrest raging across the United States. Lines of demarcation have been drawn between political parties, diverse groups, races, and religions. Recently, we were in shock and disbelief as we watched unspeakable...

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Who Are You, O Mountain?

When the Bible speaks of “Moving Mountains,” it is speaking of difficulties in our lives. Some believers grow discouraged because they think that if they are attempting to live for God and live right, that their life should be comfortable and easy, when in fact, the...

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Evil Doesn’t Need A Reason

How do you make sense of a senseless tragedy? Like most of you, I am struggling to understand how one man can cause so much pain. As of now, 58 have lost their lives and another 500 are wounded. Just when we think our society cannot grow any more evil, something like...

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The Dangers of Falling Out of Church

I see it all the time, families get serious about their spiritual life and then suddenly, they fall out of church. Here is the intriguing thing to me, I do not know many people who deliberately walked away from church. However, I could name countless families who...

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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...

read more

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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