Anxiety and Fear

by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins PORTRAITS Janice was always on the alert. Her timid voice and shy manner indicated she was on constant watch for potential hazards. As an only child born to a single mother, Janice felt she was born to be her mother’s scapegoat. As ...

Anger

by Dr. Tim Clinton & Dr. Ron Hawkins PORTRAITS David and his wife fight constantly. Last week Dave got so angry that he took a glass vase and smashed it against the wall. At 16, Sarah feels she is just a burden to her busy mom. So Sarah locks herself ...

Addictions

by Dr. Tim Clinton & Dr. Ron Hawkins PORTRAITS Rachel was very active in the church, along with her family. Although she was not always reliable, she was eager to help. She attended church regularly — even the evening services. One Sunday evening Rachel came in late and loudly. She ...

Blessing Our Children

by Dr. John Trent Genesis 27:30–36 Everyone needs a parent’s blessing to be affirmed and assured that he or she is good and has a promising future. This ancient practice served as the last will and testament of one generation to the next. The Bible reveals that usually the 
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Worry

by Dr. Rosemarie Scotti Hughes A grandmother worries about a 12-year-old grandson with dropping grades and bad friends. When she reads Jesus’ words, “Do not worry,” she wonders how she can care about him and not worry about his future. A homeowner sits down to pay a stack of bills. ...