Blessed Assurance

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A handful of friends from South Carolina made the trip to Bluefield this past weekend to spend quality time enjoying each other’s company and studying Romans 8.  We had a blast catching up, sharing stories, and just being together.  We learned from each other and encouraged one another. It’s hard to capture the significance of the weekend in a single … Read More

Are You Sure?

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Life is full of unknowns. Some of our questions are big.  What if the worst happens?  When will I die?  Will my loved ones stay healthy?  In comparison, some of our other questions seem small.  Will I get a raise?  What does she think of me?  Why is this relationship difficult? The more we ponder the unknown, the more questions … Read More

This One Is for the Ladies

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This past weekend I was privileged to enjoy Beth Moore’s Living Proof Live Simulcast from the comfort of my own living room.  She taught from Fort Wayne, Indiana, but the event was broadcasted live to approximately 190,000 viewers. In a series of three messages geared specifically toward women, she educated her audience on “being female well.”  She highlighted several of … Read More

Not One Word

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If you’ve ever been through premarital counseling or taken a class on relationships, it’s likely you learned some rules for successful communication.  A subset of these instructions is a handful of principles to keep in mind during conflict.  One of the guidelines for resolving conflict in a healthy manner is to avoid overgeneralizing. Why is it crucial to refrain from … Read More

We Need Each Other

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Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. –Proverbs 11:14 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice. –Proverbs 12:15 I’ve been reading through Proverbs lately and have taken note of the many, many exhortations to heed wise counsel. One of … Read More