Posts made in September, 2012

The Art of Perspective

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Neale Davis | 0 comments

Flying over the earth in the upper stratus of the atmosphere it is often a beautiful experience.  The minutia of life and all the daily demands that accompanies it seem far away and easily forgotten.  The flight provides perspective that drowns out the endless lists, details, frantic pace and perpetual reminders that life is sometimes joyful but always very challenging.  High in the atmosphere, one experiences the freedom of flight and  the beauty of the clouds, the wind, the sunlight and all the dramatic angles of being less caught up in the friction and weight of terra firma.   But,...

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The Forgiveness Trap

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Brad Hambrick | 0 comments

Eventually they come to the person they offended and say, “I was wrong for doing what I did. Will you forgive me?” The trap has been set. But wait a minute. You’re thinking, “What is wrong with that?” Nothing. That is exactly what should happen. I am not saying that the trap is manipulative or intentional. So what is the trap? The trap is an immediate role reversal in which if the offended person does not promptly reply with absolute forgiveness, the sinner versus saint roles are reversed. The white hat and the black hat switch heads. Oftentimes a hesitancy in forgiveness is perceived (or...

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Paranoid vs. Positioned in Christ

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Omar King | 0 comments

“Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servant cursing you.  Your heart knows that many times you yourself have cursed others.”—Ecclesiastes 7:21 “Why are you so sensitive?”  “You think everything is about you don’t you?”  “You take things way too personally?”  You’ve either said this to someone or had it said to you as some point in your life and maybe more than once. There are times when all of us can get a little paranoid.  Where we hear things we think are directed toward us in a negative way and...

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Blogs of the Week — Week of September 14, 2012

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Each week Bridgehaven wants to connect you with excellent resources to enrich your personal walk with God, personal ministry effectiveness, and provide tools for churches to more effectively care for one another. Here are the resources we are highlighting this week. Overcoming Pornography: Recovery or Redemption Garrett Higbee of The Biblical Counseling Coalition addresses to vastly different approaches to overcoming pornography. Read his important distinctions in Overcoming Pornography: Recovery or Redemption. Puritan Resources for Counseling We don’t typically link you to two posts by the...

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What Is Righteous Anger?

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Brad Hambrick | 0 comments

Anger is not something we can avoid. It is something that we must do well. But few of know what “righteouss anger” would look like. This post is an excerpt from the “Overcoming Anger” seminar (information at the end) provide a way to discern righteous anger. Below are seven test questions for righteous anger taken from David Powlison’s article (bold text only) “Anger Part 1: Understanding Anger” from The Journal of Biblical Counseling (Fall 1995). 1. Do you get angry about the right things? (Right Trigger) Anger declares actions wrong and / or people evil. Anger is a...

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