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A New Beginning

I just finished my final class in my Biblical Counseling course. It’s been inked in my Thursday evening schedule for over 3 years. Now I am free to do other things. Strange feeling.  I’m a baby bird kicked out of its comfortable nest to start flying.

I’ve learned about different personality types, the horrors of ungodly relationships, the corruption in the pharmaceutical industry, the unscientific basis of modern psychology, a deeper understanding of God and His creation and how we fit in all this. I do feel inadequate to counsel anyone and I understand that full competency will only evolve with experience.

My wife and I decided to take this course because people, going through struggles, would come to us for help and we felt we needed to be more equipped in order to bless them. I’m not doing this for the money. I’ll do it for free. There’s a confused world looking for fixes. I certainly don’t have all the answers but fixing isn’t my responsibility … speaking God’s truth in love is. Fixing will follow. The glory goes to God never to myself.

Do you know people going through emotional difficulties? I’d love to help. And if the problem is more than I can handle, I can connect them to a team of experienced counselors. Isn’t this why we are called to support one another?

Of course this is just me.

Be safe, be healthy, and remember: We live in a fallen world but we don’t have to live there forever.  TGIF people!


beyond the comfort zone

Joke of the Week

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Thanks to Don of Kelowna, BC who sent this pun.

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Thanks to Laer of La Habra, CA

Parting Shots: Still on My List

Thanks to Tom of Pasadena, CA

Parting Shots: Santa Peeing

Thanks to Naomi of North Hollywood, CA

Parting Shots: To Freeze Toilet Paper

Thanks to Mel of Washington, DC

Parting Shots: No Mask on Your Face


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  1. Oscar

    December 10, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Hello Raoul; TGIF : I thought you were a biblical counselor since the day I met you but congratulations to you and your wife on almost completing this course I’m sure with God’s help you and her will help lots of people. I know I would have probably hit rock bottom or worse if I dint meet you Guys so thank you and most thank God who directed me to you 🙏

    Although I’m still figuring things out at least I know I’m not the problem, and God is with me to handle all my problems 😃🙏🙏🙏👍


  2. Heather

    December 10, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    There is something about me that allows people to “unzip” around me. Its been like this all my life. I have meet more people IN AN ELEVATOR that UNLOAD, and then get off and go on with their day! The bottom line is that people need someone just to listen to them without judgement. What would you do in their position? It depends on your age, coping skills and life experiences for sure. My mother used to say, “There but the Grace of God go I”. Not a bad saying! Have a blessed day. Over and out.


  3. Tom

    December 10, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Congratulations on your Graduation on Bible Issues. The Wisdom and Knowledge obtained will serve your counseling well.
    Thanks for what you and your Spouse are about to accomplish. Tom


  4. Lela

    December 10, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Good Morning Raoul
    Just read your TGIF
    Our daughter works in a hospital setting and is in contact
    daily with people that are struggling in every direction.
    I will definitely pass this on to her for future reference
    We appreciate people like you that are willing to take on
    suck a challenge. Blessings to you and family.
    Can you please reply with you contact number.
    I would like to add to my contacts.
    Thank 😊 You !


  5. Art

    December 10, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Hi Raoul,

    Glad you’re out there helping people. Keep it up.


  6. Lois

    December 10, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Congratulations on your new endeavor. I know you and your wife will be great counselors. Lois


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