152017Jun
Telling Our Secrets

Telling Our Secrets

For over a year, I have been bombarded with a truth that escaped me for much of my life. It’s not that I didn’t KNOW it was true. I just didn’t fully EXPERIENCE it in my life. Here is one way to describe this truth… God desires that we not hide from Him…or each other….

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132017Jun
Stigma Attached to Counseling

Stigma Attached to Counseling

Melissa and I visited with a friend recently at lunch. She is a fellow Christian Counselor (visit her page by clicking here) in the Dunn area. In our discussion, we shared some with each other about the stigma that we often see being attached to counseling. It made me think back to my personal experience with…

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52017Jun
The S.A.F.E. Counseling and Coaching Office is Open!

The S.A.F.E. Counseling and Coaching Office is Open!

Our Office is Open! Melissa and I are happy to announce the opening of S.A.F.E. Counseling and Coaching in Dunn, NC. We are grateful to the good people at Hood Memorial Church who are providing us with a beautiful office space. Location Our office is located on the 3rd floor of Hood Memorial Christian Church…

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132017Apr
Relationships for an Introvert

Relationships for an Introvert

I am an introvert. This may come as no surprise to some, but a big surprise for others who know me. This is because I can be quite talkative in the right environment. However, I can blend with the wall pretty well in other situations. I find that I am more apt to get involved…

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292017Mar
Are We Acting Crazy?

Are We Acting Crazy?

When I was around seven years old, I told my parents that I wanted to talk to the preacher about salvation. I cannot recall exactly all that was going through my mind at the time. I do remember being very nervous. Rev. Bobby Tew (one of the coolest and funniest men I’ve ever known) sat…

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232017Mar
Experiencing Joy

Experiencing Joy

Joy is a word that I have passed over many times as I have seen, heard, and even said it. This is kind of odd, seeing how joy is mentioned over 150 times in Scripture, depending on which translation you read. This morning, the word jumped out at me as I was reading the book “Lay…

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142017Feb
Giving and Receiving Love

Giving and Receiving Love

Since it is Valentine’s Day, I guess I will post something on the theme of love. How corny! 🙂 Just kidding. Seriously, with today being a holiday that focuses so much on the topic of love, here are some thoughts on the subject. We often accidentally hide from love. When we’ve done something wrong, we hide. When…

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62017Jan
Doing What You Love

Doing What You Love

A couple of months ago, Melissa and I traveled to Phoenix, Arizona for a week. We planned to spend time with friends in the Trueface ministry, as well as doing some site-seeing and hiking in and around Phoenix. We thoroughly enjoyed it. One of our stops was a local farmer’s market. Melissa loves those things. We had some unbelievably good…

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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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252013Aug

A Fork in the Road: Manipulation or Faith?

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive,…

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