GOD’S PLAN IN ACTION One of the things that is encouraging to hear is when someone shares a time that God came through for them. Often these rescues or graces do not come in expected ways. God’s ways are not our ways. His ways are higher. His love is deeper and encompasses more. Like [...]

Resurrection Power: Strength to Overcome Life’s Sorrows.

Resurrection Power: Strength to Overcome Life’s Sorrows. An Easter Message by Dr. Pamela Paul The disciples spent three years with Jesus, who they knew as their Rabbi, son of man, son of God. They believed he was the Messiah, foretold by the great prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Malachi, and others. A king had come to [...]


FROM FEAR TO FAITH The ability to empathize or to see through someone else’s eyes is an important part of the counseling relationship. Actually, it is a valuable skill to have in any relationship. It takes listening and caring and the willingness to set aside our own perceptions and to enter into the world of [...]


PEACE THROUGH TRUTH So many times, as we look at the world around us and the difficult things we are experiencing in our lives, we see only the bad, and our hearts get caught up in fear and dismay. We may see ourselves or others around us in negative or untrue ways. Sometimes getting [...]

The Sweetest Thing: Love expressed through our God-given gifts

The Sweetest Thing: Love expressed through our God-given gifts. Holding a newborn baby, hearing a 2 year old’s laugh, hugging a friend you haven’t seen in a while, and snuggling with a beloved pet, these are all some of the sweet ways that we experience love. Real love is an action. Love is something [...]

God is in the Details

God is in the Details One of my favorite verses is found in Psalm 37:23 in NLT “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” I have seen this happen all around me lately. In many situations where there is a need, and circumstances are out [...]


ALIGNMENT   The day after Pentecost, Peter and John were on their way to the temple. They had just experienced the amazing power of God indwelling them in the form of the Holy Spirit and seen thousands of lives transformed. I imagine they were walking in awe and wonder of all they had seen and [...]

Raising a Post-Roe Generation

Raising a Post-Roe Generation  I recently took my granddaughter Harmony, age 12, to the 50th annual March for Life and a historical first since Roe vs. Wade was overturned from a federal level on June 24, 2022.  I wanted Harmony to catch the spirit of a new era that her generation was experiencing. I [...]

2024-02-02T15:47:43-05:00March 8th, 2023|Articles, Christian Counselors|


TRUTH AND LOVE At a conference last month for the Network of Christian Counselors, one of the speakers said, “Love speaks Truth.” This simple yet profound statement really struck me. In our world we often hear people who are harsh with their 'truth'. Truth can become a relative term that can be used to [...]


BALANCE OR CONTRADITIONS – WHICH DOES THE BIBLE POINT TO? By Natalie Varrone, LPCC-S The Bible can be a confusing book. It is complex, has many layers of meaning, and is very interconnected. There are places in the Bible that seem to contradict itself. Have you ever had these thoughts when reading? I believe [...]

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