Transformative Community for Boys with Absent Fathers

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

“You are the helper of the fatherless.” Psalm 10:14 In October, I celebrated the power of community to transform the lives of boys with absent fathers at the…

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Letting Go of My Guilt

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Terri’s Story: I wasted 28 years allowing shame to control me. I hid myself in places I thought God wouldn’t see – outside the walls of my church,…

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Steps Toward Forgiveness

Friday, June 30, 2017

“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.  Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one…

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Forgiveness is (often) a One-Way Street

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Col. 3:13 At Sacred Story…

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Forgiveness based on God’s Mercy or our Merit

Friday, June 16, 2017

“I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little.” Luke 7:47 If I follow our culture’s…

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Making Peace with People Who Hurt You

Monday, June 12, 2017

“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18 I am a middle child; in fact, I cannot be…

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The Perils of Unforgiveness

Monday, June 5, 2017

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” (Mt. 5:44) I recently read an article about a woman named Shaynna who enterered…

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When Restorative Justice is not Possible

Monday, May 8, 2017

“But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” (Amos 5:24) I am grateful for the efforts that are happening today for victims and…

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Do Your Boundaries Love or Self-Protect?

Monday, April 10, 2017

“Hatred stirs up conflicts, but love covers all offenses.” (Proverbs 10:12) “What is love? Baby don’t hurt me. Don’t hurt me. No more.” As I have been reflecting…

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Marriage: Bunny slopes and double blacks

Monday, March 20, 2017

“I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it…

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