Weekly Devotionals

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, 4 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, 4 years ago
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Love in the Midst of Hatred

You wake up – it’s a beautiful day. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and you finally got that much-needed rest. Everything is going well – until you turn on the news. Suddenly, the good feeling is gone, replaced by the painful surge of emotions that only the sin of the world can […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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Blown Away

Tim Clinton, Ed.D. “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the […]

By DJONES, 5 years ago
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The Best Valentine’s Present Ever!

Jared Pingleton, Psy.D.   Today is about romance, hearts, flowers, cards, candy and wonderful fond, fuzzy feelings. But what happens tomorrow? See, the truth is that mature love is not based on feelings, fancy, or fickleness. Warm and fuzzy feelings are the result, not the cause, of love. Unfortunately, Hollywood and Hallmark have taught us […]

By THE AACC, 5 years ago
WEEKLY DEVOTIONALS

A Love Like That

Tim Clinton, Ed.D. “God created marriage. No government subcommittee envisioned it. No social organization developed it. Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God.”  -Max Lucado “We must never be naïve enough to think of marriage as a safe harbor from the fall…The deepest struggles of life will occur in the most primary […]

By THE AACC, 5 years ago
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Living in Relationship with God

Steve Wright, M.A. I was sitting in church the other day and as I listened to the pastor expound about overcoming adversity, I had some thoughts of my own about how people grow. Spiritual development is about a person going from immature to mature. Immaturity is marked by selfishness. Maturity is marked by selflessness. The […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
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Handling Holiday Stress: An Interview with Dr. Eric Scalise

Eric Scalise, Ph.D. Interviewed by Dina Jones, M.A.     We are only three days away from Christmas! How are you doing emotionally? Have you made time to rest and worship? Are you dreading what’s left of your to do list or seeing a certain family member? 75% of people experience “extreme stress” during the holidays, […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
WEEKLY DEVOTIONALS

Emmanuel – God With Us

Tim Clinton, Ed.D. “One of two things you must do; you must either receive Him or reject Him. You receive Him here and He will receive you there; you reject Him here and He will reject you there.” -D. L. Moody Anna. Rarely will you see her in a Christmas play.  Out of the four […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
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Don’t Miss This Christmas

Tim Clinton, Ed.D. “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago