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WEEKLY DEVOTIONALS

The Mercy of God: No Start Date, No End Date

Steve Wright LCPC, RDDP Human beings are very committed to marking the beginning of events. The New Year always kicks off on January 1. The same holds true for the seasons, with each having their own start date. Spring officially begins on March 20. It is the season of “new” throughout the natural world. Young […]

By AACC, 5 years ago
NEWS

Dr. Tim Clinton Responds to the Passing of Rev. Billy Graham

“Billy Graham didn’t simply preach the gospel, he lived it.” – Dr. Tim Clinton   Forest, Va. — With the passing of Rev. Billy Graham, Dr. Tim Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors, issues the following statement: “One could not even begin to count the number of lives touched as a result […]

By AACC, 5 years ago
NEW AACC ARTICLES

Change the Ending

Steve Wright, M.A.   I recently finished reading a set of fiction stories. The main plot circled around conflict between the hero and villain. The hero overcame incredible odds that resulted in victory over the villain. I love stories like this that emphasize the triumph of right over wrong. We all have our own stories. […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Good Listening Flows from the Fruits of the Spirit

Katherine Daniels Pain. Doubt. Anxiety. Confusion. Anger. You don’t have to look far to find people burdened with these battles. Our churches, hospitals, schools and workplaces are filled with them. In the midst of pain, people are longing for a trustworthy person to whom they can unburden themselves. They need someone to listen- and providing […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Is Rest the Forgotten Key to Your Emotional Wellbeing?

Lisa Murray, M.A.     Rest. Typically not a word in my vocabulary. I was coming up to the weeks before my vacation, barely hanging on by a thread. I didn’t even notice how tired I was. My body moved slowly, numbly in its predictable, mechanical motions of the day. Though I accomplished all of […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Free to Love and Be Loved

Margaret Nagib, Psy.D.   I will never forget that day several years ago in early fall. It was a Sunday morning and I was sitting in a church service. But this was no ordinary service. We had guests that day— a children’s choir from Asia. Forty children, ranging from five to 12 years of age, […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A day where we remember Martin Luther King Jr., and try our best to live up to his principles. But which principles? We all know about the “I have a dream” speech, but how can the “I have a dream” speech become more than […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
WEEKLY DEVOTIONALS

Resolution

Lisa Sleezer, MA, LPC Therapist, Timberline Knolls   Matthew 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). After the advent season of preparation, waiting, and anticipation, we rejoice in the birth of our savior. As we reflect on this new birth […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
PRACTICE POINT

The Case for Faith: Celebrating Hope in Mental Health Care

Eric Scalise, Ph.D. & Tim Clinton, Ed.D.   Spirituality is mysterious, but real. It has offered countless millions a place of refuge, solace, comfort, hope and a deeper sense of purpose and meaning—especially in times of tragedy or crisis where grief and despair crouch at the doorstep of the soul seeking to rob a person […]

By AACC, 5 years ago
RECENT RESEARCH

Wisdom 101

Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. An excess, by its very nature, is generally an unwise thing. For us, excess means more than necessary. Excess is what gets us in trouble. A personal needs to work but shouldn’t become a workaholic. A personal needs clothing but shouldn’t become a shopaholic. A personal needs to eat but shouldn’t become […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago