An Oil Change, Ten Years, and Stubbornness

An Oil Change, Ten Years, and Stubbornness (You guessed it…a story for guys.) I had a really difficult time last time I changed my oil. I just couldn’t get the oil plug to budge, and it didn’t help that the bolt head was stripped a little from the previous oil change...

I Am Continually With You

I have a framed picture in my office of my favorite aunt and my daughter holding hands and walking out into the ocean surf. I love this picture for a couple of very different reasons. First, because my daughter looks so much like me, it reminds me of times when I was...

Bearing the Fruits of The Spirit

Bearing the Fruits of The Spirit Galatians 5:22-23 How often do we as individuals inspect our performance?  Whether it’s assessments in school, personal evaluations, or sales numbers, we tend to measure success, growth and progress with hard, numerical data.  It was...

Emotions Matter

Written by Sharon L. Good, MA, LPC-S Minister of Counseling & Real LIFE Ministries www.rushcreekcounseling.org “Catch the foxes for us—the little foxes that ruin the vineyards—for our vineyards are in bloom.” Song of Songs 2:15 (KJV) During a routine check of a...

What Does It Take To Change?

How many counselors does it take to change a light bulb? Just one but it has to really want to change. It’s an old joke but it contains truth. In couple’s counseling, especially, I talk about motivations for change. Both people have to be willing to change and we have...