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Comfortable saying, “I don’t know”?

Don’t you just hate answering important questions with, “I don’t know”?  And when the questioner, who is desperatelyreaching out to you for help, is facing something painful or fearful, the lastthing they want to hear is “I don’t know.”  “Why did God let our baby get cancer and die?” I remember that young couple who

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Lottie: Joy While Grieving 

This week, my dear friend, Lottie Mitchell, went to be with our Lord and with her life-long best friend, husband and sweetheart, Bill. For me and many others in the San Antonio area, it’s been an emotional week filled with ups and downs. It has seemed unusual the last couple of days not to be

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Our 500th Anniversary

I know I’m in a miniscule minority, but hear me out for just a minute. I believe what happened 500 years ago on this very day was a world-changing event. The truth is, what started that day continues to impact our lives far more than all the other things you’ll see in the news today.

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I’m Meeting with Highly Committed People

If we counselors had a dollar for every person who came for counseling but didn’t take our advice, we’d all be rich. Too often people want to overcome some problem or improve some weakness, but they don’t want to take the time or pay price for permanent change. We all want a quick, effortless solution.

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Proud Parents/Grandparents

Last week our two daughters, accompanied by our two older grandkids and a few friends, led a small group to South Texas to help some families hit hardest by the recent hurricanes. They shared much-needed supplies they had collected and offered their encouragements. I’m sure those they visited in their homes were blessed. But, from

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What I Remember About Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has caused great heartache. But it has also generated great gratitude. While I am writing this article, Texas Governor Greg Abbott just announced that already over 30,000 people have been evacuated from their flooded homes and are in shelters. He says the number will continue to grow since literally thousands are still trapped

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