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When Terror Strikes, What More Can the Church Do?

April 22nd, 2013 No Comments

I typically am not susceptible to nightmares, but this week, the national news snuck into my dreams with SWAT teams patrolling my safe Iowa farm while my young boys played cards with their dad and me on our living room floor. I awoke as the young man, who had just parked his 1970s style Mercury Marquis on our driveway, removed an assault rifle from the front passenger seat then walked toward the front door of our


Call a Professional! I’m in Over my Head! – Part 2

April 4th, 2013 No Comments

He Said — She Said.  It’s an everyday experience when you’re doing counseling.  Sometimes the wars between husband and wife or parent and child become so confusing, that — even as an objective, impartial, third party – it’s nearly impossible to figure out what’s going on.  Moments like this can lead to some of our worst assistance as we feel compelled to do something or, worse yet, fix it!  After all, particularly when you’re in