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June 12, 2016 – A Day of Tragedy

Introduction: I originally wrote this article soon after the Orlando Shooting in June of 2016. Today is the two year anniversary of that horrible day. The tragedy has moved further into the past but more like it have happened in the time since. We are called to...

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Are We Helping or Hurting Abuse Survivors?

In conjunction with the Survivors of Abuse group we periodically offer here at WGA, I have read and re-read Dan Allender’s book, The Wounded Heart. In the prologue of his text, Allender addresses a few points about ineffective paths to healing for abuse survivors....

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Loneliness—A Heart’s Cry for Love, Pt 2

In my last blog, I made the case for the crippling nature of loneliness and that “. . . .our hearts ache with a yet unsatisfied yearning for love, and the pain of that fact keeps us looking for love in any handy place we can find.”  I also asserted that Love remains...

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Blessed Are the Misfits by Brant Hansen

For the month of May, we have been highlighting a number of books that we have found helpful. Today, we offer Blessed Are the Misfits: Great News for Believers who are Introverts, Spiritual Strugglers, or Just Feel Like They're Missing Something by Brant Hansen....

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Jesus: Full of Grace and Truth. Can we be too?

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-- children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We...

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Loneliness—A Heart’s Cry for Love

One popular film a few years ago, opens with Bridget Jones alone in her apartment, singing along with the radio, her tears and frustration building to a crescendo as she bellows out “All by myself,. . . . I don’t wanna be all by myself anymore!”  She mimed the...

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