Anger – normally seen as a negative emotion – is not an uncommon companion on the journey through the valley of suffering. It is an emotion that should not be ignored, but rather, acknowledged and accepted as a valid part of grief as we move forward.


The Gift of Awareness

July 27, 2022

“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down on your anger and do not give the devil a foothold. EPHESIANS 4:26-27 (NIV) Most counselors agr...



July 21, 2022

And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry. EPHESIANS 4:26 (NLT) I was not aware that I harbore...


Unmet Needs

July 19, 2022

“Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.” 1 CORINTHIANS 13:13 (THE MESSAGE) One of our greate...


Looking Back

July 11, 2022

Anger is an emotion that is common to every person. Because we are imperfect people in an imperfect world, we are guaranteed to regularly encounter th...


Our Choice

June 23, 2022

Although you may not always like the presence of your anger, you can make choices about how you handle it. The Anger Workbook by Les Carter, PHD, Fran...


The Problem with Anger

June 16, 2022

Go ahead and be angry. You do well to be angry – but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge. And don’t stay angry. Don’t go to bed angry. Don’t give...


Pause, Pray, Respond

June 16, 2022

Understand this, my brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. JAMES 1:19 (NLT) Over the past year, ...


March 14, 2019

TORN TO PIECES You who tear yourself to pieces in your anger, is the earth to be abandoned for your sake? JOB 18:4 (NIV) (Bildad – One of Job’s ...


The Power of My Words

October 14, 2016

“There will be a time of Reckoning. Words are powerful; Take them seriously. Words can be your salvation. Words can also be your damnation.” MATTHEW 1...


Permission to be Angry

September 22, 2016

Go ahead and be angry. You do well to be angry – But don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge. Don’t stay angry. Don’t go to bed angry. Don’t give the...


There is Treasure in the Darkness!

October 22, 2014

Treasure is not something I expected to findin the darkness.All I wanted was to find a way out!JAN DRAVECKYWhen Dave and I first began to experience t...


Truth: Our Window To A New Perspective

March 26, 2014

“… And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” JOHN 8:32 (NLT) Janette and Bill needed a fresh start so the chance to move out of s...


Humbling Myself and Receiving the Father’s Love

October 16, 2012

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor. JAMES 4:10 Men do not like to receive. We like to be the giver. We like to earn e...


Lighten Your Load: Do Away With Double Pain

January 24, 2012

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. 1 PETER 4:12 No one wants...


Next Steps: Receive God’s Grace

January 9, 2012

This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the thr...


Next Steps: Receive Support From Others

December 15, 2011

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls...


The Ripple Effect

November 26, 2011

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has to be forgiven. Five years ago, Jennifer Smith desc...


In the Midst of Suffering

November 14, 2011

by Jan Dravecky When Dave was pitching for the San Francisco Giants, we had a good life. We had a good marriage, two great kids, and a growing relatio...


Cling to His Promises

September 20, 2011

I cling to you; your right hand upholds me. PSALM 63:8 I wanted to run away but I couldn’t. I was angry. He had me stuck between a rock and a hard pla...


Finding the Ultimate Treasure

September 12, 2011

Lucy grew up without a father and lost her mother to cancer when she was a teenager, so family was extremely important to her.When she and her husband...


Angry With God

May 10, 2011

“But if we experience the sinful emotion of anger at God what then? Shall we add the sin of hypocrisy to the sin of anger? No. If we feel it, we shoul...


Dealing With Your Own Anger

May 3, 2011

Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. EPHESIANS 4:26-27 While Dave outwardly expressed his ang...


Living with Anger

April 26, 2011

A hot-tempered person must pay the penalty; rescue them, and you will have to do it again. PROVERBS 19:19 I wasn’t used to living with an angry husban...


On the Receiving End of Anger

April 19, 2011

A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. PROVERBS 15:1 It is important for the loved ones, friends and caregivers who are j...


Anger is Part of the Ride

April 12, 2011

And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. EPHESIANS ...


All in the Family

March 27, 2011

And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it… The apostle Paul referring to the family of Christ in 1 Corinthians 12:26 Many people...


Endurance Through Depression

February 2, 2011

by Jan Dravecky My anger at God grew into rage. I shook my fist and screamed, “I can’t feel you, I can’t see you, I can’t sense you, I don’t even know...


The Winds of Change

January 7, 2011

Just when you think you see the whole picture of life clearly, the channel changes. Argot L. Shephard Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean n...

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