Jan 222014
 

Does anyone love me?Question: Does anyone love me???

Answer: I have good news for you! Yes, someone does love you. He loves you unconditionally. Unconditional love is rare in today’s society because people usually expect something in return or expects a certain behavior reciprocated.

God loves you! “How do you know?”, you ask?  It doesn’t matter what you have done, what horrible words you have said, or anything you have done. God loves you with an agape love described in the Bible in 1 Corinthians 13. The Bible states that God sent his only son, Jesus, to come down to this earth in human flesh and die for our sins….so we can have eternal life with Him! His agape love is not based on performance. Christ loves you so much that while you were yet a sinner, He died for you and me.

God’s love for you is unconditional and undeserved. He loves you in spite of your disobedience and your selfishness. He loves you enough to provide a way to abundant, eternal life. Unconditional love is based not on you but on who God is….and He is perfect love.

God also wrote an incredible love letter to you. To give you promises, to help you live life better or make better choices in your life. He helped man write the bible so you can know Him better and know His love and live life to it’s fullest! Isn’t that great?!?

Here is a wonderful video about our heavenly Father’s love for us. Watch it and know God love you…He really does…and I want you to know and feel His love for you!!

 

 

Jan 112014
 

christian counselingGoing by the name people may get an impression that Christian counseling services are only meant for those that follow this particular religion. Nothing could be further from the truth because the services are open to every individual living upon this planet. The name only indicates that the people imparting the services follow Christianity and will at some time during the counseling bring in the subject of prayers during the sessions. However, this in no way means that people will have to follow the instructions that are provided. People can choose to indulge in prayers of the religion they follow but can definitely listen to the advice provided to improve their condition.

People from all walks of life can approach Christian counseling services for advice about any problem that they could be facing. Be it the loss of loved one, addictions of any kind, a troubled marriage, counseling about a matter that could be affecting their mind or even for a simple discussion about everyday issues. They just need to make an appointment with the counselor knowing full well that they will be treated well and set on the right path without any hesitation.

People who approach Christian counselors will not be required to disclose any information regarding the religion they follow but will certainly make it easier upon themselves if they decide to do so. The service provider will then be able to design a program, specifically for the individual without bringing any aspect of Christianity during the sessions. People will find it easier to deal with the counselor if they decide to provide all information about themselves well in advance. Things will be entirely different for those that may not be particular about religious matters. People like these will find it extremely easy to talk to Christian counselors and find a solution for their problems.

People who require counseling for any reason generally tend to behave differently and display a suspicious character. They do not open out unless the counselor can gain their confidence. This is true even for people who could be facing a troubled marriage. It must be understood that the only way a solution can be found is by disclosing the entire problem to the service provider and listening to the advice with all the seriousness it deserves. People who are willing to follow the above and believe in the power of prayers and God regardless about their religious beliefs can certainly approach Christian counseling services without fear.

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Dec 152013
 

christian counselingToday it is easy to find medical practitioners recommending counseling of some type to a number of people. It does not matter whether the individual concerned really needs the type of information provided by the counselor. Medical practitioners believe that counseling can make it easier for individuals who could be faced with problems that could be physical or even imaginary in nature. This is the reason why they recommend the services of a counselor whenever necessary. However, it must be said that they generally prefer to deal with medical professionals rather than counselors of the spiritual kind. It is also a fact that there are a number of Christian counselors who provide services of a similar kind and claim to have achieved a great deal of success from their efforts. Under the circumstances, it must be asked as to what this group of counselors does that the others cannot?

The task that is undertaken by either of these professionals is no different because they are trying to bring about improvements within the body or the mind of an individual. However, one depends upon medications while the other uses a combination of psychology and spiritual methods to bring on the changes. Information about whether the methods used are really successful or not will only be available from an individual who may have gone through the sessions. However, it can be said with a degree of certainty that Christian counseling services are preferred by a large number of people and have received acclaim throughout the world as a method that can safely be used to manage conditions like these.

While looking at the numbers of people who have benefited from Christian counseling services it must be said that some failures will also be noticed. This is largely due to a couple of reasons. For the first part, it is possible that an individual may not have followed the instructions provided or neglected to complete the full course of the treatment. On the other hand, they could have come across an inexperienced counselor who may not have provided them with proper counseling. A number of people also give up midway making it difficult for the counselor to achieve their objective. Apart from these factors, no other reason can be attributed to the failure of Christian counselors.

To understand whether a Christian counselor is really effective people are advised to keep in mind that they will have to contact an experienced professional and not someone who could be looking forward to capitalizing on the demand for such services. It is also essential for people not to give up midway or make compromises with the instructions provided. The full value of the counseling will only be evident to the individual when he or she has been through all the sessions and followed every instruction provided by the counselor. Christian counseling is no different from any other that is provided by different professionals. Perhaps the only inclusion, which such professionals make, is by bringing in the power of prayers within the treatment they provide to make people understand that this is a better way to manage difficult issues.

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Dec 152013
 

christian counselingBad things can happen to everyone. A death within the family, breakdowns in relationships, getting into bad habits are some of the most common factors that affect people. In such cases, people are likely to believe that they will have to live with the conditions for the rest of their lives without realizing that help is easily available to them in the form of Christian counseling. These are common problems in the present-day world and there are remedies available that can help people overcome such issues. People only have to believe that there is a force, which can make it easy for them to get over their difficulties and begin leading a life that will be the same as before. They just need to find a reputed Christian counselor to achieve their objective of reaching their goal.

First of all, it is essential for people to realize that they have a problem that can only be dealt with help coming from an expert. These are not instances when people can go to a physician and get some or over the counter medications that can help them. Yes, some help will be available to them from doctors that will assist in reducing some of the anxiety they feel. However, overcoming the matter in its entirety will require help of a different kind that will only be available from Christian counselors.

The effort in such cases must be to bring about changes within the mind, and people can never succeed in their effort, unless they are prepared to believe that they need to change their thinking. Bringing about a change within their thoughts will require some effort and assistance from a counselor. Of course, an effort upon the part of the individual will also be required without which no changes will be seen.

Help to get the thoughts back on track will be available from the counselor chosen for the job. However, the individual will have to help him or herself by following the instructions provided without exceptions of any kind. At no time should any compromises be made in these matters. Attention must be paid to every word that is said by the counselor. This is the only difficulty that people will face when they decide that they want to bring about changes within their mind.

In some cases, people may indeed face problems trying to locate a Christian counselor who has the expertise required to deal with such matters. Here again they can depend upon information, which can be provided to them by the local church or even conduct some research over the Internet to locate Christian counseling service providers like Home Heart Counseling. Making an appointment with Dr. Douglas Frey for the counseling will give people an understanding about how easy it is to get their lives back on track. They are advised to take help from Dr. Douglas Frey rather than try to fight the battle alone because the spirit-filled approach to counseling adopted by the doctor can help them heal the wounds that bind them to the past. People only have two take a single step before they realize that they had been wasting their time all this while when help was easily available to get better without difficulty.

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Dec 152013
 

Christian counselingThroughout the world a number of people can be heard mentioning that Christian counseling is perhaps the best way to deal with issues that people may come across and find that they need help for the same. Christian counseling is a form of Pastoral counseling, which uses the teachings of Christianity and draws upon psychology as a method to treat people who could have fallen on bad times and may have begun feeling differently. People could have lost control over their anger or gotten into habits that can be termed as unhealthy. They may not have the money to spend on professional psychologists and therefore, depend upon Christian counselors for the help, they need. Let us look at how different people feel about Christian counseling and the type of results it delivers.

There was a time when counselors only used teachings of the Bible in an attempt to bring about changes within a person that may have been affected. With time, changes have been seen with pastors realizing that they can do a better job by drawing on the teachings of psychology to strengthen their message. The result they have seen has been extremely successful thereby proving that this is certainly a good way to help people who are in trouble.

Critics have commented that the influence of psychology is not necessary when providing counseling to individuals. They have said that the teachings of the Bible are enough for counseling of any type. Experts, however, have disagreed with the critics pointing out that using psychology as a tool to make their job effective has certainly improved the positive results that they are able to show. This is proof enough that by integrating the teachings of the Bible and drawing upon methods used in psychology pastors have managed to make their job easier and also provide better relief to individuals who may be facing some kind of difficulties.

It must not be construed that the counselors are just people who have received some Pastoral education and have been thrust into the field of counseling. They are made to undergo several years of training and to work with psychiatrists to understand how they can perform their tasks in the required manner. It is only after they are confirmed as fully qualified that they are allowed to set up a practice in their field of expertise.

Keeping in line with their education pastors will be looking forward to including scientifically proven techniques of psychology along with teachings of Christianity to make an individual understand how he or she can become a better person with help coming from God. They are made to believe that God has provided a role for every person on this planet, but at no time is left alone without assistance. Pastors have been assigned the task of setting people up on the right path with the use of techniques mentioned above to get them understand life better. The inclusion of prayers along with regular counseling sessions gives people the confidence they need to feel better in the mind and the body and soon overcome their problems with a little help from Christian counseling service providers. The primary difference that will be seen is the humane manner by which pastors will welcome the individuals making them feel that they are fully in the right hands and cannot go wrong at any stage. Perhaps the only effort that will be required from individuals will be the determination, which they will have to show without any compromise. They will soon be on the way to a better life being fully informed about why Christian counseling is different from all others.

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May 292013
 

Many times people wonder:

“Where is God when bad things happen? How could God let this happen to me? Why would God not stop this pain and help me?”

You see lives killed for no apparent reason, children viciously hurt, elderly people robbed and innocent bystanders die from a bomb. It’s normal to ask this question! You might think that God is either not all-knowing, not all-powerful, or not all-good.

If you ever wrestle with this idea that if God is good, He should prevent bad things from happening, here is a visual explanation of the logic of God creating humans with free will.  In addition, the Bible makes it quite clear that faith in Jesus Christ and in Christianity does not guarantee a good life, but a perfect eternity.

This video will enlighten you with an answer to these questions. Take a look…

So that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” ~ Matthew 5:45

May 052013
 

If you were asked if you are a fan or follower of Jesus, what would you say?

You might believe in Jesus, but to be honest, even the devil does! If you want to find out and dig deeper into this question, I encourage you to watch this series of 6 videos! Each one is approximately 30 minutes long, so you will need to be committed to watching them. These well-done Christian video messages are in a movie format to help you find out where you stand. Are you a fan or follower of Jesus? Watch the first video and you’ll find out! I’d recommend anyone who calls himself/herself a Christian to take the time to watch this series. You won’t be disappointed!

#1 – Fan or Follower? 

#2 – Follow Me

#3 – What Must I Do?

#4 – Bury the Dead

#5 – Dead Mans Bones

Trailer for “Fan or Follower of Jesus?”

We hope you take the time to watch this video series of  “Fan or Follower of Jesus?” We hope these videos encourage your relationship with Jesus Christ and that you will be excited as we are to be instruments used for our Lord and Savior.

If you have yet to make a decision about making Jesus Christ Lord of your life, we suggest you take a look at some of our other webpages on this website. It’s only by His grace, we have are saved. We hope our website will help you become a follower of Jesus Christ!

Apr 202013
 



Have you ever thought about making a deal with the devil? Have you thought about selling your soul for something that you want or desire? Well, guess what. The devil already has you…but Jesus can still save you!

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” ~John 3:16

God’s son, Jesus Christ, died for you. Jesus died on the cross to wash away your sin but His perfect and precious blood! Ask  God to forgive you. Believe in Him as your personal Savior! Receive Him into your heart and you can be saved from hell.

Apr 202013
 

Do you know for sure that you are going to be with God in Heaven?

If God were to ask you, “Why should I let you into My Heaven?” What would you say? You don’t know? Then we have the best news you could ever hear!

The few minutes it will take you to read these steps to life may be the most important time you will ever spend. Did you know that the Bible tells how you can know for sure that you have eternal life and will go to be with God in Heaven?

The Bible says there are five things you need to know about eternal life:

“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.”    ~ 1 John 5:13

Jul 262012
 

Jesus saves!Do you build bridges?

A hobby of mine is building bridges to use with the trains I refurbish. As a result, I have studied bridges quite a bit lately and I would like to ask you a question. Are you a builder of bridges?

How can we get across such a ravine as this?

This, being the Kinzua Bridge in Northern Pennsylvania, which served several area communities. Erosion has brought down the bridge and it is gone today. Trains were able to cross the gap at one time because of that structure.

Being a Pontifex or a bridge builder is a concept found in the Bible. It is a symbol of helping others cross the gap and come to know God. As a Christian, ask yourself how can you become a builder of bridges to help someone come to Jesus. You can help another person to learn the teachings of Jesus and bridge the gap for a precious soul so they will know that Jesus saves!