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Thank You, God, for Judy Dabler!

For those of you who have read our book “Peacemaking Women–Biblical Hope for Resolving Conflict,” you know that my coauthor (Judy Dabler) and I had such serious conflict writing the book Peacemaking Women that the project was almost scrapped just one month from completion! (Ironic, eh?) The Conclusion of the book chronicles our odyssey through true friendship to deep hurts …

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Adultery? And then …

I received this question via email and I am wondering how YOU would respond: “If two Christians are friends and commit adultery with each other and then repent of their sin of adultery can they still remain friends?  Can they be restored to a chaste, pure relationship and reconciled with each other as brother and sister in Christ?” What do …

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Christian Conciliation & a Solvent Business Model?

I received an email today from a fellow “recovering lawyer” who is interested in pursuing certification as a Certified Christian Conciliator with the Institute for Christian Conciliation, a division of Peacemaker Ministries. (This is the organization where I used to serve as a director.) She asked some interesting questions and I thought that some of you might be interested as …

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I just knew I wouldn’t like you …

Last week, at different times, I had two (very well-respected, “successful”) Christians say basically the same thing to me: “The first time I met you, I just knew I wouldn’t like you. At all. And I didn’t.” But THEN, after getting to know me a little bit (AND after they observed me receiving some honor / awards / public acceptance), …

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“Near Him” — Another AMAZING Jill Carratini Essay

Jill Carratini (at RZIM) has written another amazing essay that drew me to the throne of God in worship–and I hope will do the same for you. Please click through and read it! Here’s a snippet just to encourage you to take a few minutes and read this essay: “Someone once told me that the opposite of Christlikeness is not …

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What is Your Worldview?

I think about this topic a lot. PLUS — it’s a great conversation opener–especially for evangelism. So how would you answer these questions? 1. Where did I come from? (origin) 2. Why am I here? (purpose) 3. How should I live? (morality) 4. Where am I going? (What is my ultimate destiny?) Isn’t it wonderful (full of wonder!) to be …

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I didn’t know this about Ephesians 4:29 …

Did you know that Ephesians 4:29 (‘Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen’) can actually be translated: ‘Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others …

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Dr. Hawkins on Unity

Dr. Hawkins (formerly of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship) taught this morning on the characteristics of unity. He used Ephesians 4 as his text and here are just a few highlights from his teaching: In Ephesians 4:1-3, Paul is literally begging the church to ‘not just talk it—but to WALK it.’ To walk as if you have been called by someone …

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Worship Wars

One of the workshops at the Peacemaker Conference was taught by my own beloved hubby, Fred. The topic was conflict over worship in the Church and it was provocatively named, ‘Worship Wars.’ (By the way … as a (proud!) attendee, I can testify that Fred did a great job and we were blessed.) But one (ironic? sort of sad? sort …

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Blogging from the Peacemaker Conference

SORRY that I haven’t been staying active on this blog lately. (I’m especially sorry if any new friends from the WIC Conference in Atlanta stopped by to have a quick look! Wish I could’ve been more organized and diligent.) Fred and I made it to Minneapolis and we are thoroughly enjoying our time at the Peacemaker Conference. But between teaching, …

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