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Shadow versus Reality

Part of my job as a counselor is to help people see the realities of their spiritual life in Christ. Of course, most people go to a counselor because they are struggling in their daily, earthly life and spiritual realities seem very abstract and distant. I think God ordains these earthly struggles to help us […]

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Signs of a Genuinely Repentant Heart

This is from Jared Wilson’s blog at the Gospel Coalition.  His addition to the book review is so worth reading in its entirety. Jared’s comments: Here are 12 signs we have a genuinely repentant heart: 1. We name our sin as sin and do not spin it or excuse it, and further, we demonstrate “godly […]

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God’s Grace is the Soil in Which Humility Grows

I just completed a Bible study on Ephesians entitled, “By His Wounds You Are Healed,” written by Wendy Alsup. I plan to skim through the study and share some of the nuggets of truth I am learning. Today I am sharing this quote from the last lesson, “If grace does not dominate your understanding of […]

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Heart of a Servant Leader by C. John Miller

I love this book so much.  A friend encouraged me to read it and so I spent the last 3 months savoring each letter that Jack Miller sent to people through his ministry.  I felt like I was mentored by a very wise, gospel-centered brother in the Lord.  I have purchased 13 copies to date […]

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