Posts made in March, 2013

When We Lost Our Heart

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Neale Davis | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People  In speaking of a pastor whose ministry lacks devotion Paul Tripp says, “His self-satisfaction means his words and actions in ministry did not grow in the soil of a personal love for and worship of Christ.  Preparation became about downloading a body of truths to people who needed to have their thinking rearranged.  His counseling was more problem solving than gospel encouraging.  And along the way it all began to get dry and unappealing.  It quit having life.  It all...

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Thin but not Healthy

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Omar King | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People “It is my worship that enables me to lead others to worship.  It is my sense of need that leads me to tenderly pastor those in need of grace.” p. 34-35. As someone who has spent the majority of his adult life trying to live a healthy lifestyle, eating right, exercising, and serving as a personal fitness trainer, for years I have sung the praises of getting into and staying in shape.  And I will continue to be an advocate for it for the rest of my life.  It is something I...

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Devotion

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Kathy King, Uncategorized | 0 comments

    “What gives a ministry its motivations, perseverance, humility, joy, tenderness, passion, and grace is the devotional life of the one doing ministry.” (Paul David Tripp in Dangerous Calling, page 35) Reading this quote, you may want to resound a hearty, “AMEN,” but if I were to ask you, “What is your devotional life like?” what would you say? Spending time with the Lord in His Word and in prayer is not something to just “check off” a list. Unfortunately for many of us, that is what we do. Quiet time? Check! Prayer today? Check! On extremely busy days, it is tempting...

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BCA’s Favorite Posts of the Week

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Staff Favorite Posts “Is My Problem My Thought Life?” Just how do our thoughts impact us?  Susan Thomas says, “Behind every errant thought, there is a heart problem.”  Read what Susan says about thinking and the important place to start in order to see those thoughts turned to Christ-centered change.   http://christiancounseling.com/content/is-my-problem-my-thought-life   “Wisdom for the Weekend” J.D. Greear http://www.jdgreear.com/my_weblog/2013/03/wisdom-for-your-weekend-3813.html#more-7267   “Celebrating Non-moral Marital...

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The Freedom of the Truth

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Neale Davis | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People “Because sin blinds, God has set up the body of Christ to function as an instrument of seeing in our lives, so that we can know ourselves with a depth and accuracy that would be impossible if left on our own.” p. 34-35. In our insecurities we can often mistake help from others as an insult to our value and personhood.  “How dare they,” we might ask ourselves privately when someone suggests that perhaps they can help us or points out an inconsistency.  How many...

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