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Exchanging Humility for Pride

by: Wendy Wilkins

07/15/2021

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“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.  Rather, in humility value others above yourselves” ~Philippians 2:3 (NIV)

“The LORD resists the proud; but He gives grace to the humble.” ~ Proverbs 3:34 & James 4:6

 

God’s Word reminds us that God Himself will resist us when we walk in pride!  Ouch!  That’s a losing proposition!  The brand of humility required as followers of Christ is that we value others above ourselves.  But this is balanced with an accurate picture o

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Return Evil with Good!

by: Wendy Wilkins

06/14/2021

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“Never pay back evil with more evil…Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.”

~Romans 12:17-17 (NLT)

 

God’s Word reminds us that “tit for tat” is NOT His best for us!  On the other hand, pursuing peace brings great reward. Romans 12 goes on to say in verse 21, “Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.”  It hurts when people are “evil” toward us!  There’s no doubt about that.  And the great news is that God will come alongside us and heal the hur

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Exchanging the Temporary for the Eternal

by: Wendy Wilkins

05/15/2021

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 “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

~2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)

 

God’s Word reminds us that the BEST is yet to come!  It is ALWAYS God’s will for us to keep our eyes fixed on what is eternal: our real home in heaven.  It’s so easy to get caught up in “the tyranny of the urgent”.  Our relationship with God & others suffers when we do.  We can, with the power of the Holy Spirit, FIX OUR

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Exchanging Pride for Humility

by: Wendy Wilkins

04/15/2021

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 “Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given...” ~Romans 12:3 (NLT)

 

God’s Word reminds us that true humility means we see ourselves through the eyes of faith!  When we think of the word “PRIDE”, we most often think of arrogance, a focus on self that proclaims, “I’m worthy!”  However, PRIDE can also be a focus on self that proclaims, “Woe is me….I’m worthless….”  It is ALWAYS God’s will for us to see ourselves the way He sees

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Exchanging Negative Thoughts for Truth

by: Wendy Wilkins

03/20/2021

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“…and we take every thought captive to make it obey Christ.”~2 Corinthians 10:5 (NET Bible)

 “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…” ~Proverbs 23:7 (NKJV)

 

God’s Word reminds us that we are absolutely defined by what we think!  What does it mean to make our thoughts obey Christ?  It means to fill our thoughts so full of what is true and Christ-like that we have no room in our thinking for anything else.  “Negative thoughts” are usually synonymous with “LIES”! We can, by t

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Exchanging Anxious Thoughts for Peace

by: Wendy Wilkins

02/13/2021

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“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.  Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.  His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus” ~Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)

 

God’s Word reminds us to choose faith and thanksgiving over fear!  And then it PROMISES us that PEACE will come and guard our hearts and minds when we do.  Maybe you’ve heard tha

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Exchanging Bitterness for Grace

by: Wendy Wilkins

01/15/2021

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 “Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God.  Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.” ~Hebrews 12:15 (NLT)

 

God’s Word doesn’t leave us much “wiggle room” when it comes to resolving bitterness!  It is ALWAYS God’s will for us to resolve this poisonous root.  Maybe you’ve heard the saying:  “Holding onto bitterness is like drinking poison, hoping the other person will get sick”.  We can RELEA

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    Great exchange ministries

    GREAT EXCHANGE MINISTRIES is an independent Biblical counseling ministry housed in the Ainsworth E.Free Church building.  It exists to help people find wholeness and freedom by applying Biblical principles to life's challenges and struggles.
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    a note from wendy

    Hi! 

    I'm Wendy Wilkins.  I've lived in Ainsworth since 1997 and have been a member of the E.Free church since 1998.  Ainsworth is my home and the E.Free church is my church home!  I've been married to Brad since 1988 and we have 4 kids and a daughter-in-law.  Counseling is one of the great joys of my life! 

    After working for several years in a more traditional counseling setting, Brad & I started Great Exchange Ministries.  We became acquainted with this model of Biblical counseling, which was developed by John Regier in Colorado Springs, CO.  After training under John and Roger Daum in Cozad, NE, we were eager to offer this unique brand of counseling here in the Nebraska Sandhills. 

    We all experience brokenness!  Great Exchange exists to help individuals and couples apply Biblical principles to everyday life in this broken world.  The goal is whole-hearted wellness and helping people RESOLVE, not just "cope with", the challenges and issues they face.  This Biblical Counseling course consists of seven 3-hour sessions.  It is a ministry to which clients may donate, as they are able.  

    I hope if you're considering individual or marriage counseling, you'll fill out the contact form below!  I'd love to sit down with you and share more about this counseling method to see if it's right for you.  

    In His Service,

    Wendy Wilkins, M.A., LMHP

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    Please fill out the contact form below to shoot Wendy a confidential email.  She is in the office Tuesdays and Thursdays and will get back to you as soon as she is able!