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How Tele-Counseling Can Work For You

Tele-Counseling — Had we even heard that word before we became quarantined? Now it’s a buzz word everywhere along with wash your hands, wear a mask and stockpile toilet paper. Emerge Counseling had begun offering tele-counseling services prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, but with the quarantine, we have ramped up our tele-counseling services.  So you might be asking, just what is tele-counseling? How do I access it? What can I expect? Tele-counseling services...

Lessons from Panama City

I can still remember the look of shock and disbelief in their faces. My heart sank as I listened to story after story of natural disaster and devastation. By the time we arrived, Hurricane Michael had long since receded, but its aftershocks were still felt by all who experienced its torrent. Loss had taken more than the eye could see.  When crisis hits us, things that we take for granted, like a sense of safety and control, are washed away in its wake. Recently an...

12 Ways to Increase Your Joy

I know Christians are supposed to be joyful people. And I realize that joy is a result of having the Spirit in me. . .that among all the people of the earth, Christians have the greatest reason to be full of joy. But, sometimes life steps in and robs me of the joy. I know I should feel it, but sometimes I just don’t. The question emerges: Is joy something I should just wait for? Will it just come upon me? I am not alone. There seems to be a great absence of joy in...