Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2015’

Sane Faith in the Insanity of Life (David Powlison)

I’m rereading some of my old CCEF Journal of Biblical Counseling articles (on good old fashioned paper) and I’m also beginning to get acquainted with their online library. This classic series from David Powlison is on the CCEF website and I encourage you to slowly read and process it, especially if, like me, you are convicted that some areas of …

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Forgiving even your husband’s murderer? (Forgiving “just as in Christ, you have been forgiven …”?)

The call to forgive is found throughout the Old and New Testament. Consider just a few examples: “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 another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:31-32 “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy …

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Forgiving (Really!) is the Hardest Thing You Will Ever Do

There was a time in my life when I was in a dark, dark place. You can call it depression. Despair. The Black Dog. A valley. A dark night of the soul. Choose your term. It doesn’t really matter. What matters is that it hurt to live. My chest was crushed. I could not cease from crying. Day after day. …

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Our reactions to grievous wrongs are muddy, not tidy.

Hot tears streamed down my face for three connecting flights as I traveled from Montana to Florida last week to serve at a women’s retreat. I didn’t make any sounds. No sobs. No words. But I must admit, I did feel badly for the elite flyers / business travelers seated around me. They were polite and didn’t acknowledge my soaking …

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What To Do When Your Flight is Canceled Because of Weather

I am currently stuck in New York City, trying hard to make my way home to Montana from Florida. (Yes. Yes. I know that’s not a geographically-efficient routing, but that’s air travel! What can you do?) Last night, a giant snow and ice storm paralyzed all of the New York airports and as I watched the activity at my gate, …

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