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Comfort, Comfort My People, Says Your God

“Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song O mountains! For the Lord comforts His people and will have compassion on His afflicted ones.” Isaiah 49:13 “For this is what the Lord says: ‘I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of...

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WGA Zooms Along

During the federal and state stay-at-home guidelines, Where Grace Abounds (WGA) has continued to meet.   It is the lifeblood of our ministry to provide opportunities for people to support one another and to experience interaction with the hearts and minds of WGA staff...

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How are you coping?

It has been a few weeks now since COVID-19 turned things here in the USA upside down. There seem to be two extremes people find themselves in… either being isolated and completely alone… or being around those we live with much more than we are used too. For those...

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Making Space for Grief in Your Sexuality Part 1

“Do you know where the word “compassion” comes from? It comes from the Latin word com, which means “with”, and passio, “to suffer.” “To suffer with” is compassion. Jesus manifests to us that God is a God who suffers with all of us. There is no human suffering in you...

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Family Matters

I have family on my mind.  Mine and those of WGA group members and our supporters.  Spurred on by an article in the Atlantic, and leaning heavily on one of David Brooks’ illustrations, I want to remind us all that Family Matters. The Nuclear Family In his recent...

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5 Steps to Take as a Survivor of Sexual Abuse

When a child has been a victim of sexual abuse, the effects can continue throughout a person’s life. It is during childhood and adolescence when we are learning the most about the world around us. Who are the safe people I can trust? What are appropriate boundaries?...

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God’s Not Out To Get You

Some trips down memory lane are more painful than others. We recently went into the first house we ever bought. When we purchased it all three of our children were pre-school and we lived there until they were teenagers. We were so young and full of hope, so confident...

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Trauma and Beliefs

Having a history of trauma leads to some predictable difficulties in life.  This post is to help you understand some of the thought processes you may be experiencing and give some tips on how to move forward. Thoughts and Beliefs All humans make sense of their...

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