52016Oct
Why Did I Experience Burnout?

Why Did I Experience Burnout?

Three years ago, I left full-time counseling. There was more than one reason that led to my decision. For one thing, I was experiencing burnout. My love for counseling others had not changed at all. I deeply loved and enjoyed working with people who came to me for counsel (and I still do). However, something…

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202016Sep
Just Be Yourself

Just Be Yourself

I love the movie Braveheart. One of my favorite scenes occurs right before William Wallace picks a fight with the English who are oppressing the Scottish people. Just prior to Wallace taking off to speak with the English, some of his men ask him what they should do. His response is this: “Just be yourselves”. He trusts…

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92016Sep
Conflict with Others

Conflict with Others

Recently, Melissa and I had what many of us Christians refer to as a “disagreement”. For those of us that are in the mood to be more honest…Melissa and I had an argument. This one was short-lived, and there is a good reason for it not going on longer…which I will get to later in this post. But,…

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252016Aug
Good Cop, Bad Cop Relationships

Good Cop, Bad Cop Relationships

How many of you, as a child, had a preferred parent to go to when you wanted something? Many of us have asked our mother for something, hoping she would convince our father, or we have asked our father, hoping he could get our mother to agree to it. And now, as parents, many of us know the…

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122016Aug
The Need for a Companion

The Need for a Companion

I have a family member who has claustrophobia. For those of you who may not know, claustrophobia is a fear of being enclosed in a small space or room and having no escape. He has a pretty strong case of it and has mentioned it several times over the years. He has quite a few funny stories…

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312016Jul
Having Faith like a Slowpoke

Having Faith like a Slowpoke

There’s somewhat of a joke in my family that “McLamb’s just don’t have any patience”. I cannot speak for the rest of us, but I have found it to be true often for this McLamb. I’m sure those who know me can attest to witnessing an episode of impatience on my part. Driving down the road, I sometimes…

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142016Jul
“No-See-Ums”: Sneaky Emotional Issues

“No-See-Ums”: Sneaky Emotional Issues

In my last post on “no-see-ums” (click here to read it), I shared how hidden issues in our lives lead to problems in our relationships with each other. Today, I want to explore the disruptive emotions and physical ailments that can pop up in our lives due to the same unresolved matters. The masked core issues that…

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212016Jun
“No-See-Ums”: Sneaky Relationship Issues

“No-See-Ums”: Sneaky Relationship Issues

If you are reading this and you are from Central or Eastern North Carolina, you likely know what I am talking about when I say “no-see-ums”. I was bitten by quite a few when I visited Saint Simons Island, Georgia recently, so I know they inhabit that area as well. I read on Wikipedia that these…

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92016Jun
Letting Others Love You

Letting Others Love You

Two weekends ago, my wife and I met some awesome new friends. We drove down to Saint Simons Island, Georgia to attend a conference entitled “The Cure Experience”. We discussed it on our way, and neither of us really knew what to expect. It’s hard to explain, but for quite a while she and I…

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