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Why does accountability fail?

One of the things you hear a lot in recovery is, “Accountability, accountability, accountability.” And accountability is an invaluable tool when seeking to overcome any type of behavior that is troubling or addictive. Yet, there are some pitfalls that might hinder the...

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Ministry of Reconciliation Every Day

For several months now, my articles have focused on the task all Christ followers have been given by God Himself.  Found in the New Testament, the mandate is plainly stated:  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is...

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Story Slam – October 5th, 2019

This Saturday (October 5th), WGA is hosting a FUNdraiser to help fund all of the various services and programs that we offer. We are having a Story Slam (think poetry slam, but with stories). This is our third one of these events, and we expect another fun night,...

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You did not choose me, but I chose you

You did not choose me, but I chose you (John 15:16) After I reached a memorable point of surrender to faith, I found myself thanking God over and over for opening my heart to him.  I had been reviewing my selfish, sinful choices in life, and I felt so relieved that my...

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Honesty, a Building Block of Community

Why is it that so often we have difficulty being honest with one another, particularly with our Christian friends?  I’m not talking about lying, although that can be a part of the problem.  Mostly, I’m talking about how we use the “F” word.  How are you doing?  I’m...

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Why Do Emotions Affect Our Belief Systems? 

In both my own journey and through my observations of many of the men and women who have come to Where Grace Abounds over the years, I’ve noticed a pattern in which men and women sometimes get caught up.  I’ll start with an illustration from my own life to explain....

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Reconciliation Stories: Here and Now

Series Focus:  “So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who...

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