7 Ways Your Car Can Remind You of the Essentials of Emotional Health.

When I see clients, assessments for anger, depression, anxiety, the unexpected, self-care, and the past proceed continually. Sometimes it is helpful to have a constant visual to remind us of the essentials of our mental and emotional health. If you are like me, you drive every day. We often spend hours in our cars andContinue reading “7 Ways Your Car Can Remind You of the Essentials of Emotional Health.”

Christmas Revealed

  Reuben Smith 12-2011Luke 2:21-40 NIV INTRO: God made clear proclamations of the first Christmas via prophesies in the Old Testament (such as Isaiah 7:14), the angelic visitations to Mary, Joseph and the shepherds, and in a different way the Magi.  Mary and Joseph had direct visitations from heaven, they needed such encounters.  God knewContinue reading “Christmas Revealed”

All Things Through Christ

Philippians 4:13  “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” NKJV I. “I can do…”  a. God has called us “to do” 1. In the NKJV the term “good works” is mentioned 15 times.  All within the context of Christian expectation and conduct. 2.  Though good works cannot save God expects them of us,Continue reading “All Things Through Christ”

2 Corinthians 3 – The Glory of the New Covenant

You may read the entire chapter here  VS 1-3 Living Letters Here Paul teaches an interesting lesson. It’s not letters of recommendation that qualify ministry: it’s the fruit you bear.  The subject of commendation is frequent in 2 Corinthians.  This passage reveals a sobering truth: the real success is revealed by the lives of thoseContinue reading “2 Corinthians 3 – The Glory of the New Covenant”

The purpose for edification.

Edification is not for making you feel better about yourself so you can go back to sleep. Edification is for building up & encouraging the Body of Christ so she is prodded on to good works & service for her King Jesus. Edification helps the church when she feels weary in doing her Masters willContinue reading “The purpose for edification.”

‘A Relationship With the Abba of Jesus”

“I want neither a terrorist spirituality that keeps me in a perpetual state of fright about being in right relationship with my heavenly Father nor a sappy spirituality that portrays God as such a benign teddy bear that there is no aberrant behavior or desire of mine that he will not condone. I want aContinue reading “‘A Relationship With the Abba of Jesus””

Running to God for Refuge

Reuben Smith July 2011   Psalm 91 (NLT) Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.     Proverbs 18:10 “The name of theContinue reading “Running to God for Refuge”

Forming Christ in Us

Reuben Smith July 2011   God took great care in the formation of man and the image was primarily spiritual.  That is why sin marred the likeness.  When we are rebellious we are no longer Christlike (Luke 22:42).  Little is said in scripture of God’s creation of animals (though it is clear) and never wasContinue reading “Forming Christ in Us”