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Self Care: An Antidote to Addiction

Addiction is often fueled by self neglect.  In the midst of our busy lives, we tend to let the little things that we need to do in order to take better care of ourselves slip away. We neglect our needs for a variety of reasons.  “I am too busy,” or “It takes too much...

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Is This the Unforgivable Sin?

As I read the news headlines I am aware of the arrests of individuals for Sexual Offenses.  Initially, I think of the person who was abused and the long-term impact on their lives.  I know it is a long path to work through the issue of Sexual Abuse. I have worked with...

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When Is a Good Time to Leave a Church?

Having raised the question, I must admit that it is a loaded one. There is no entirely good time to leave a church. There is loss, even when one joyfully moves a long distance to advance a career or marries someone from another congregation and joins it. Among other...

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Resisting, Not Participating with Temptation

Years ago, I was listening to the radio and heard a preacher relaying a short story that got me to thinking.  It went something like this: A man and his young son were outside one Sunday afternoon when they walked by a ditch that was filled with water.  The boy asked,...

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Battle Scars

It is a fact of life; we really do need each other. Yet, in that need, we will all wound one another. Living life together creates wounding. Some of our most painful wounds have been inflicted by those we are closest to. And some of the deepest wounds we have caused...

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Hard Pill to Swallow

To the parents reading this article, for the next few minutes I invite you to please journey back to a specific moment in time. Remember back to the moment you entered the bathroom with a pregnancy test in hand. Likely you were filled with nerves and anticipation....

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