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When Life Seems Too Hard

Though we talked on the phone, it was not hard to picture her face. Previously, she had sat in my office with puffy red eyes—tears streaking her cheeks. The struggles she had victoriously worked through, rose before her again. Her husband, a worker in the medical industry, had been exposed...

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What Does Love Cover?

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/What+Does+Love+Cover.mp3[/embed] PDF Notes There's a lot of division on the issues of covering sin and forgiveness. I think I have seven books on my shelf on forgiveness, and they all land differently on this issue: What does it mean to cover sin? Here I'll attempt to introduce you to the issues at play...

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Defeating Despair

We’ve been cooped up now for several weeks and many of you haven’t had any real significant social contact in all that time. Some of you are not only cooped up, but laid off. Perhaps you have applied for unemployment benefits because your company has essentially shut down. Others of...

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From Fixing Behavior to Heart Change

If you find yourself focusing on fixing a behavior or a problem that’s been revealed by a counselee, you would be in good company. Falling into this trap all too often, I began to seek the wisdom of God that would allow me to cease from this unhelpful and potentially damaging counsel. As trained spiritual heart...

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Responding Biblically to Your Past

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/Handling+Your+Past+Biblically.mp3[/embed]   The subject I'll address here is the matter of handling the past biblically—or putting your past in its place. Why is this subject so important? I think there are at least three answers to that question. The World's Emphasis The world is placing major emphasis on the subject of the power of an...

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Helping Those Who Grieve

When someone we love dies suddenly, the pain is real, deep, and everything we believe can be called into question. In 2016, I received the terminal cancer diagnosis of my husband and the father of our three teenagers. This surprising and painful diagnosis caused deep agony in our souls as...

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