Giving Tuesday 2018

We want to extend our deepest gratitude for your support of Oaks Counseling this past year. It’s been a busy year filled with joyful, but sorrowful work on behalf of missionaries and cross-cultural workers. This Giving Tuesday, we are reflecting on some of the highlights from 2018: Serving nearly 200 missionaries / cross-cultural workers Referred …

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A Fresh Coat of Paint

With the advent of a new season, I took the time to apply a new coat of paint onto some old metal planters which became weathered and rusted over the winter.  The color was faded, and chips of paint combined with rust and dirt were all that remained. It was apparent the structures lost their …

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Sabbath Questions

Why in the world did God rest after rustling up all of Creation? Did He, omniscient and all-powerful One, need to rest? Seems like He was modeling a potent example specifically for us, not due to His own need or fatigue. So why would God have modeled this to us, even before the fall? After the …

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Do You Celebrate?

Happy Valentine’s Day! Was it a good day for you? For those of us who have been married for a while, it’s easy to downplay days like this and dismiss them as commercialized by Hallmark Cards and Florists. My real question for you is not about the celebration of a particular day but about the …

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Sacred Calling

This start of 2018, I’m experiencing new beginnings and learning new levels of putting Him above all, even ministry and family. He’s been showing me how loving my family is a sacred calling that can only be accomplished well in daily dependence on Him. Three months ago we welcomed our third baby to the family! …

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Giving Tuesday

We wanted to extend our deepest gratitude to you for your support of Oaks Counseling this year. It’s been a busy year filled with joyful, but sorrowful work on behalf of missionaries and cross-cultural workers. This Giving Tuesday, we are reflecting on some of the highlights from 2016: Serving over 182 missionaries / cross-cultural workers …

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You’re Invited: An Open House to Benefit Oaks

New Life Counseling Center in Round Rock will have their first ever Open House tomorrow night and it’s a benefit for Oaks Counseling! We hope to raise enough support for the Oaks to hire an administrative assistant to help with our growth. If you are local, we’d love to see you there! There will be …

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A Farewell

The plane landed, the flight attendants made their announcements in French and I sat in awe of my Maker, remembering that 10 years ago in this City of Lights, He invited Jamie to begin a ministry specifically for missionaries. This divine invitation and her obedience became Oaks Counseling. And God, in His complete goodness, has …

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We’re On Our Way!

The Oaks will be providing a counseling intensive, La Ceiba Heart Conference, to train and counsel missionaries that work with the poor, marginalized and deaf in rural Honduras this week on March 11-20, 2016. We will be training missionaries in Honduras in counseling and art therapy techniques so the missionaries can use these tools in …

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Humility

Humility…it’s a privilege to come alongside cross cultural workers and love on them for a season.  These dear ones have given up a life of comfort to seek after God’s love being lavished out on a people that they often don’t know and in some cases in the most remote places of the world.  They’ve …

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