The Mystery of the 12 Baskets

And they did all eat, and were filled: 
and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.  

Matthew 14:20

This is one of the more popular stories on the miracles of Jesus Christ.  Even today, when we see symbolisms of bread and fish, we are reminded of God’s abundant blessings which connects to the miracle of feeding the 5000.  While we have heard about this story time and time again, there are still some elements which leads to more questions. Say for example, what was the meaning of the 12 baskets which were left over?  Why did The Gospels specifically have to mention this?
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How to Exit a Counselling Relationship

The Counselling Relationship is a working and personal relationship between you and your counsellor. It is a relationship built on respect, trust, cooperation, and motivation. These elements are necessary for growth and change to occur.  What happens then when I want to stop coming for counselling?
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The Problem Within

In Solution Focused Therapy, we spend a whole load of time assessing the problem of the client. This is because every treatment plan, being unique for every case, depends wholly on the nature of the problem. As I tell counselling students, one can spend their careers dealing with suicidals but never once will you find a case exactly as the other.
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From Glory to Glory

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
-2 Corinthians 3:18

One thing I’ve learned in Developmental Psychology, besides that life consists of stages, is that life will not wait for anyone to be ready for the next.  We will be pushed to the next stage of life whether we are prepared for it or not.
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Why won’t God speak to me?

As a rule in Christian Counselling, I always remind people that God speaks to us all the time, we just don’t like what He says.  Most of the time, we just want someone to agree with us, to say to us the things that we want to hear.  This attitude is deadly.
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