Serving the Church – The Ministry of Biblical Counseling

By Joe Leavell Given our name, “Biblical Counseling of Arizona” we often have pastors, ministry leaders, and church members who are ‘kicking the tires’ of our ministry. Many pastors especially [...]

By |March 2nd, 2021|

Running on Empty

by Rebekah Leavell Fatigue. Physical. Emotional. Mental. Spiritual. After a year of a global pandemic filling the news headlines and constant turmoil and division, both in the media and personal [...]

By |January 18th, 2021|

What We Need Now Is More Fighting

By Joe Leavell Yes, I’m completely serious. We don’t have enough fighting today. We’re too passive and it needs to change. We need to roll up our sleeves and gear [...]

By |November 3rd, 2020|

The Miraculous and the Mourning – Struggling with Survivors Guilt

A Miraculous Story Days after my birth, I lay in the hospital dying. After countless tests it was determined that my blood vessels had begun to turn on me and [...]

By |October 5th, 2020|

Why Am I Not Enough For You? Understanding the Addiction of Pornography

By Joe Leavell Nothing about indulging in pornography backs up the sentiments of a husband who tries to express to his wife that she is beautiful and that he is [...]

By |September 15th, 2020|

Choosing Option C in Marriage

by Joe Leavell Jenn left the house feeling completely distraught and helpless. Sitting in her car, she sat frozen to her seat, clueless with what she should do or where [...]

By |August 19th, 2020|

Defending the Temple of God

by Joe Leavell   In AD 70, Commander Titus Flavius Vespasianus marched on the city of Jerusalem to complete the annihilation of the Jewish revolt against the authority of Rome, [...]

By |August 7th, 2020|

What’s the Big Deal? It was Just…

by Joe Leavell It was just a few inappropriate texts for fun. It didn’t mean anything. I just took a few dollars is all. They never even knew I took [...]

By |July 22nd, 2020|

When Jesus Wept

“Jesus wept.” Two simple words in a story in the middle of the Gospel of John, but what led to those words and the weight that they carry is astounding! [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|

If Jesus Bears my Burdens, Why Do I Need Counseling?

by Joe And Rebekah Leavell Everywhere we turn these days there are people who are hurting. Even the people you look at and think couldn’t possibly be struggling at all [...]

By |June 15th, 2020|

Dear Alexa…Oops! I mean, Dear God!

By: Joe Leavell Our family was an early adopter of Amazon’s Echo. These smart devices are mind-blowing in all the things you can get them to do! If you want [...]

By |May 26th, 2020|

Bird Dash Delivery

By Rebekah Leavell “And the word of the Lord came to him: Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the [...]

By |May 11th, 2020|

The Closest of All Relationships

By Rebekah Leavell “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 “For all who are led [...]

By |April 27th, 2020|

The Cure for the Most Serious Pandemic

By Rebekah Leavell And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with [...]

By |April 10th, 2020|

Perfect Peace

By Rebekah Leavell “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 This has been a go-to verse for me [...]

By |April 1st, 2020|

When God Seems as Absent as…Toilet Paper?

by Joe Leavell A meditation on Psalm 42 for the socially distant: Several days ago, I did it. I ventured out of the house to the store to find some [...]

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Are You Angry Enough?

by Joe Leavell I remember vividly the look of confusion I received. The man had struggled through a long story about his near absentee father whose approval he had diligently [...]

By |February 24th, 2020|

When Valentine’s Day Ends

By: Rebekah Leavell   February is the season of being in love. Valentine’s Day was just this past weekend. Everywhere you turned in the stores there seemed to be items [...]

By |February 18th, 2020|

Does Anyone See Me?

By: Rebekah Leavell Susan vividly remembered the idealism of her youth, the eagerness of the adult life ahead of her, the tingling of hope as she anticipated achieving her dreams [...]

By |February 11th, 2020|

Is Marriage Still Relevant?

By Rebekah Leavell Marriage... This one word can conjure up various emotions and thoughts in different people…One word can have such a great impact for joy or for pain. Marriage… [...]

By |February 4th, 2020|
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