Newsletter January 15, 2023

Center for Christian Counseling & Training

Celebrating 25 Years of National & International Ministry

P.O. Box 2630, Dallas, GA 30132
Office: 321-269-0404

111 Counseling Sessions
Dec 1st 2022 to Jan 15th 2023

There were 111 hours of counseling scheduled in 14 states between December 1st, 2022, and January 15th, 2023, and international counseling sessions were conducted with counselees in Canada, Hungary, Germany, and Romania.

Thank You Prayer & Financial Partners

Thank you for helping make this ministry possible by your continued prayer and financial support. You are appreciated by us and those we serve in the Name of the Lord.

The following is a “thank you” I received a week ago. It was addressed to me but is actually pointed toward each of you also as you help keep this ministry available through your prayers and finances to those who are hurting and in need. So, I’ll share part of it with you.

Hi Dr. Boehm:
Everything is going well and I finally had the opportunity to sit down with my youngest daughter…I feel like our relationship is in a much better place. I really enjoy meeting with you and I anticipate I will schedule a follow up appointment at some point.

I can’t say thank you enough for all of your help and encouragement. God has really used you to help me through this season, and I am so grateful.

Jesus is our Wonderful Counselor
and He is Absolutely Amazing

This past week I was counseling a young man via Facetime who was sitting in his car when all of a sudden, he started telling me that Jesus was sitting in the other front seat. He started to describe the peace and love he felt coming from Jesus’ presence with him. Needless to say, it touched my being too. It reminded me of the experience a young Baptist preacher wrote in his book Signs, Wonders and a Baptist Preacher by Chad Norris. In chapter 6, pages 92-95 he describes an encounter with Jesus he experienced in my office while receiving counseling.

Among other nightmares, I could sense that our house had a dark presence in it…The spiritual battle seemed to have no answers. I did not know of a single church I could go to for help…But then something happened for Wendy and me that changed everything. In a random encounter at an event at which I was speaking, I met a woman who gave me her dad’s business card. He understood spiritual attacks. So Wendy and I drove nine hours to seek Roger’s help. Desperation does not seem to move God, but it sure will move a person. And when you move quickly toward Him, you seem to find Him more quickly…

When we arrived in Roger’s office, I was on the edge of sliding out of touch with reality. I had loved Jesus most of my life, but I could not explain why I was going through what I was going through. I was scared…and then it happened. (continued)

Roger was leading me in a prayer when, out of nowhere, Jesus walked up to me in a vision and said, “I’m your Healer; trust Me.” This was not an impression or a mental image; I was seeing Him. Angels stood on either side of Him. One of them had a large sword and the other did not…

And here I was looking at Him. As He looked at me, His eyes pierced through me with violent gentleness. It was overpowering. It is a waste of time to try to describe what His love was like. I simply cannot. But what I am telling you is true: I saw Jesus that day…I have always been skeptical when people write about things like this. Yet, it happened. And it was not only that I saw Him, Jesus came to me and held me close. I have never felt love like that in my life. I hit the floor. My wife, alarmed, asked, ‘What happened?’ It was a while before I could speak. When I saw the Lord, His love knocked me out of my chair. It was not a handshake love. It was a messy, wild, passionate, deep, perfect love. It was the kind of love that makes you not care what anyone else in the world thinks about you. Because of that experience, I can see why the early Christians laughed as Nero burned them at the stake. They had such revelation of the love of God that they did not care even about death.

Jesus is truly the wonderful Counselor and I consider myself more a facilitator between Him and the counselee. Jesus never fails to amaze and bless me as I work with counselees, and I look forward to His soon second coming.

My only prayer is that I may hear Him say to me at the Judgment Seat of Christ “Well done, good and faithful servant.

A Personal Note from
Roger & Diane

Diane and I are doing well. We had planned to go north over Christmas and visit family but the weather and my hip prevented us from doing that. We did however, get to see most of the children over the Holidays.

This past week I had an injection in my right hip guided by a fluoroscope, but the doctor hit a nerve with the deadening medication and my leg when into la-la land for three hours. I must admit it was a strange feeling not having any ability to move the leg. Because Diane has a hard time driving at night and we were about 40 miles from home, they agreed to load me in our car and have Diane drive home before it got too dark. By about 10pm my leg was awake and I was able to walk on it. By the next day everything was back to normal. Such is life. Not feeling any pain now in my hip which should last about another 3-4 months based on past experience.

We’ve had some very cold weather the last few weeks. It has gotten as low as 6 degrees recently here in the Atlanta area and Diane just

tolerates (sort of) cold weather. Remember us in prayer please.

God bless you all,