This life therefore is not righteousness but growth in righteousness, not health but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not yet what we shall be but we are growing toward it. The process is not yet finished but is it going on. This is not the end but it is the road. All does not yet gleam in glory, but all is being purified.
- Martin Luther
I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
- Philippians 1:6
A person should hear a little music, read a little poetry and see a fine picture every day in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Cheryl Frueh is a Biblical Counselor with 15 years of experience helping people with domestic violence, panic disorders, eating disorders, depression, and marital issues. Cheryl counsels from a christian perspective, guiding people to believe and live out the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ in their own lives.
She holds sessions in churches located in Somerset and Lincoln Park, NJ.
Definition from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/spoil To spoil: 1. a. To impair the value or quality of. b. To damage irreparably; ruin. 2. To impair the completeness, perfection, or unity of; flaw grievously: spoiled the party. 3. To do harm to the character, nature, or attitude of by oversolicitude, overindulgence, or excessive praise. 4. Archaic a. To plunder; […]
Have you ever said to yourself, “You’d think by now I would have a handle on that problem”? Have you ever despaired of truly changing and not dealing with the same sin over and over? I have been stuck in the mud a bit this past week wondering when I would see some progress. But […]
I recently viewed several TED talks and one in particular caused me to start thinking about the lack of spiritual growth and discipleship in the Church. Click here http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/zimchallenge.html to view this talk on where all the young men have gone. It is a secular analysis of the absence of mature, motivated, ambitious men. The […]
Tim Keller gives an antidote for pride and anger in his sermon series on the Book of James. Tell your self this truth: “I am a perfectly loved moral failure!”. I love this advice. I am defensive, angry, self-protective, and prone to bitterness if someone attacks my spotless view of myself. (I am personalizing Keller’s […]
Here is an excerpt from Ed Stetzer’s blog: http://www.edstetzer.com/2012/09/cooperation-ecumenism-and-elit.html “Yet, my view is that this impulse to only learn from people just like you often means you will never learn anything new– your presuppositions will not be challenged. You will never be challenged to consider opposing views or differing ideas. Furthermore, it fosters the belief […]
God’s love is effective in that it has transformation as one of its goals. God chose us in Christ so that we will become like Christ and truly reflect God’s glory. When we respond to Christ’s love we love what Christ loves (His Father, holiness, obedience, The Father’s will). As we grow in Christ’s love […]
To know God is to know Him relationally and treasure His character and person. To know God is to be in intimate relationship with Him. When we know God personally we know His character and personality and His person changes us. We love what He loves and we desire to please Him. There is no […]
Complementarianism (the idea that men and women are complements of each other and together reflect the image of God)is a hot topic in reformed circles today. What makes this topic so inflammatory is not the definition. No, because the definition is inclusive and affirming and both genders are treated with respect. What makes this topic […]
Praying has at minimum two purposes. We usually focus on one: the product or answer to our prayer. If I pray and my prayer is answered in the way I wanted then I believe my prayers were effective. But prayer has another purpose: to create a trusting dependence on the Lord God. When I come […]
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