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Yearly Archive for: ‘2016’

The Loving of Awkward People and People We Intensely Dislike

From D.A. Carson’s book, Love in Hard Places (bold and italicized emphases mine): Not all Christians face persecuting enemies, but all Christians face little enemies. We encounter people whose personality we intensely dislike— – an obstreperous deacon or church leader – a truly revolting relative – an employee or employer who specializes in insensitivity, rudeness, and general arrogance – people with …

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Megan Hill’s Endorsement of “Redeeming Church Conflicts”

Our family has been profoundly blessed by Megan Hill’s book on prayer: Praying Together – The Priority and Privilege of Prayer It was my joy to write a whole-hearted endorsement of this excellent book. If you would like biblical encouragement and motivation—as well as practical, real-life helps—for your prayer life, look no further! Megan’s book is a treasure. So you …

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Peeling Back the Layers of our Complex Pain: Our past is important, but not determinative

Angry people are sometimes sinfully angry; and sometimes angry people are fearful people who have no idea how frightened (and frightening) they are. Avoidance of duties may be sinful laziness and sloth, but sometimes it can be genuine exhaustion that comes from our trying (consciously or unconsciously) to stomp down and avoid deep grief and pain. Some of us are sinfully proud and foolish …

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What could one person possibly do to help in the midst of this terrible church conflict?

Great wisdom from Cap’n Dave over at RedeemingChurchConflicts.com today: Q: I don’t understand what one person could possibly do to help in the midst of this terrible church conflict! A. You can be God’s instrument in redeeming your church’s conflicts by humbly depending on the Holy Spirit and following the biblical principles revealed in Scripture. Every church conflict can be redeemed …

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Trauma, Anxiety, and Hope

If we don’t interact in real life or on Facebook, you may be slightly concerned about me, since I am currently not blogging on a regular basis. Please don’t worry about me! 🙂 I am doing very well, but just busy writing for publication, preparing for my busy fall speaking season, and living real life. If you are in search of a …

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LiveBlog of The 2016 Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference – General Session 7: John Piper – A Shepherd and A Lion

Live Blog The Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference: Session 7 – John Piper: A Shepherd and a Lion  

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LiveBlog of The 2016 Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference – General Session 5: Don Carson – Sharing Christ’s Sufferings, Showing His Glory

Live Blog The 2016 Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference: Don Carson – Sharing Christ’s Sufferings …  

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LiveBlog of The 2016 Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference – General Session 4: Mary Willson – Following Jesus Far From Home

Live Blog The 2016 Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference: Mary Willson – Following Jesus Far From Home  

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LiveBlog of The 2016 Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference – General Session 2: Jen Wilkin – Living A Resurrection Life

Live Blog The 2016 Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference: Jen Wilkin – Living a Resurrection Life  

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LiveBlog of The 2016 Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference – General Session 1: Kathleen Nielson – Born Again to a Living Hope

Live Blog The Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference: Kathleen Nielson – Born Again to a Living Hope  

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