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Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2006’

Sexual Molestation & Peacemaking??

In the last month, I have had a sort of “record number” of questions regarding sexual molestation of children and peacemaking. (I.e., “What do I do? I’ve just learned that my son / daughter was sexually molested by someone in my church!?!”) We’re talking about numerous, numerous requests for help. This (horrible & evil & wicked & tragic & terribly …

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When we disagree …

I was reading through some of the overtures for this year’s General Assembly (our denomination’s annual gathering) and even as I continued to pray for our leaders, my heart began to sink at the incendiary language in some of the proposals. Having nothing personally to do with any of the conflicts, my hair STILL stood up on the back of …

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Hi! to Delaware / Philly / Maryland

Just a quick note to say hello to my new friends in Delaware (where I taught, right?), Philly (airport arrival & departure), and Marlyand (where I’m pretty sure I slept)! It was wonderful to spend time with you all — and I do hope that we will stay in touch via this blog and our (hopefully improving!) discussion boards too. …

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Conflict & Short-Term Missions

Here’s a link to an article I wrote for On Mission (the North American Mission Board’s magazine for missions): I Love Short-Term Missions! (But I Can’t STAND My Teammate) Hope it is a blessing to you! With joy, Tara B.

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Peacemaking for Toddlers & Preschoolers

I received this email yesterday (the most recent one in a number of similar inquiries) and I’m thinking that I might try to put some proposals together for books for toddlers and preschoolers that emphasize peacemaking and relationships. Here is the email: Hi Tara, I pray you are doing well this afternoon. Thanks for all the work you do to …

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DISCUSSION BOARD!!!!

Hey!! We have a VERY VERY ROUGH DRAFT not thought through JUST getting started DISCUSSION BOARD for YOUR brilliance!!! 🙂 Check it out: Our Peacemaking Women Discussion Board And then let me know how to make it a GREAT place for women to gather share wisdom encourage one another in REAL relationships biblical peaceamking etc. etc. etc. Great theology! Practical …

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Advanced Retreat?? PLEASE Share Your Wisdom

OK, OK — better to post this on our discussion board … but since it’s not live YET … 🙂 Would you please share your wisdom with me? I’ve received a few requests for a FOLLOW-UP (or second) RETREAT … That is, churches or ministries have had me out for my “standard” women’s retreat (see Speaking Events for more details) …

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Blocked from FrapprMap??

Have you tried to join our FrapprMap and been blocked as “SPAM” or for whatever reason? (I just learned that two people had that problem.) Please let me know! You can email me directly (tara “at” tarabarthel.com) if you prefer. Thanks thanks thanks! — tkb

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PMW Team ???

I keep thinking about three things related to women and peacemaking: 1. Dialogue 2. Encouragement 3. Practical Help You see, I LOVE every opportunity I have to teach on these subjects and spend time with you wonderful, wise, loving (often conflicted, hurting, lonely) women. And I am delighted to hear of how the Lord is ministering His grace to you …

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Nightmares

What is it with nightmares?? I just had one last night and I woke up quite disturbed … Like most of the ones I have experienced, this one had just enough truthful reality to feel very, very real. Sort of like a scary story … you think, “This COULD happen. Maybe this IS real!” (Sort of like “The Da Vinci …

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