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When the advice exacerbates the problem …

Let’s pretend there is a 35-year old woman who struggles with a pervasive sense of being “not good enough.” We’ll call her Sara. And let’s further pretend that “Sara” tries really really hard to relate well with people, honor the Lord, etc. etc. but often she fails. Miserably. She says the wrong thing. Does the wrong thing. And her overarching …

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How Conflict is like Katrina

As I read the blogs, news sites, and print media, and as I listen to talk radio and watch the news (hmmm …. maybe I’m spending a little too much time on this topic?), I am struck by just how much the horrible disaster of Katrina is like our interpersonal conflicts. Isn’t it true that in our marriages, churches, workplaces, …

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re: Katrina — What pleasures will I give up?

I’ve been sickened, saddened, shocked, and discouraged by the horrible suffering as well as the wickedness of Man brought out in the devastating events of last week re: Katrina. Of course, I’ve also been rightly humbled, lavishly encouraged, and truly edified by God’s ministration of grace through His Word, His Spirit, and His people. Have you, too, been riveted to …

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Mama Jesus, Daddy Jesus, Unco Jesus

I’ve been pondering for days now just What or Who does “Jesus” mean to my twenty-month-old, Sophia Grace? Since she was a newborn, I’ve told her daily, “Momma loves you. Daddy loves you. And Jesus loves you most of all.” Once she started talking, her standard response to the question, “Who loves you?” has consistently been “Momma. Daddy. Jesus.” And …

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