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How Do You Pray in Your Present Circumstances?

Faith is not a leap into darkness and unreason in spite of cold hard facts. Faith is the honest and reasonable step in the direction of the person who can help you, given all the facts. David Powlison, Good and Angry What does a psalm-like faith look like in the midst of life’s hardships? We ...

Who Knew…Who Knows?

Who Knew? A little more than five years ago a small group from Christ Community Church in Chapel Hill met in prayer and lively discussion to launch what became Hope Counseling Services (HCS). For a small church this was a BIG initiative. We felt led to launch this ministry because we had personally experienced the ...

Who is God and How Does He Help?

Because situations and persons come unscripted, fluid, and unpredictable, Jesus engages each person and situation in a personalized way. It is no truism to say that Jesus really does meet you where you are. Always. -David Powlison How Does Sanctification Work? This Summer, we’ve been exploring how we can engage God in the midst of ...

How Are You Responding?

This Summer, we’ve been exploring how we can engage God in the midst of the struggles and sufferings of life. In June, Wes asked “what are you facing today?” As exiles living in a broken world, we should expect that we will face hardships and things that are not the way they’re supposed to be. ...

What are you facing today?

Faith is not a leap into darkness and unreason in spite of cold hard facts. Faith is the honest and reasonable step in the direction of the person who can help you, given all the facts.  David Powlison, Good and Angry What does faithfulness to God look like in the midst of your disappointments? We ...

Engaging God in Life’s Hardships

Faith is not a leap into darkness and unreason in spite of cold hard facts. Faith is the honest and reasonable step in the direction of the person who can help you, given all the facts.  David Powlison, Good and Angry The Christian life is about moment-by-moment engagement with the Living God who sees, cares, ...

His Kingdom is Forever – Interview with Erik Potter

Watch a reply of our interview with counselor Erik Potter.  

A Prayer from Psalm 46

I read Psalm 46 recently, and it was a helpful reminder to me. I penned the following prayer reflecting on the psalm. Ruling, reigning, sovereign Father: Psalm 46 is such a helpful reminder this morning that you are God. As I write this, a vicious winter storm has wreaked havoc on Texas. The COVID-19 pandemic rages on. ...

Interview with Vaneetha Risner

Watch a reply of our interview with author Vaneetha Risner. Vaneetha’s new book Walking Through Fire: A Memoir of Loss and Redemption was recently published. The experiences of post-polio syndrome, childhood bullying, the death of a child, and a husband who walked away are never easy. While our suffering might look different, we’ve all felt the sorrow ...

Seeing as Jesus Sees, Loving as Jesus Loves

Have you ever considered what Jesus’ body language was like, as he ministered to the weak, helpless, and hurting? If Jesus Christ was standing before you right now, what would his face communicate? When I’ve asked folks this question, I’ve heard a variety of different responses: “Disappointed… Frustrated… Ashamed… I think he’d look away…” Oftentimes ...