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Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Navigating friendships is hard when same-sex attraction is present. Just when I think I have it all figured out and have matured enough to handle awkwardness, another friendship teaches me a humbling lesson. Not too long ago, a new acquaintance in my graduate program...

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Search me, O God, and know my heart

Search me, O God, and know my heart (Psalm 139:23) I expect many are familiar with this typical scene in a police television drama or movie. A suspect is slammed against a car or a wall so the officers of the law can feel up and down the alleged criminal's body,...

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The Power of Secrecy

Secrets are powerful.  I’m not talking about the little bits of information and gossip that we inadvertently or surreptitiously obtain about one another.  The secrets I’m referring to are the ones we keep about ourselves, the parts of ourselves we perceive would...

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Reconciliation: Stories from Then

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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Be Still and Know that I Am God

Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10) I frequently enjoy an early-morning jog to start my day.  During summers in Colorado, that time of day is often the only time when I can be outdoors without the intense hot sun beating down on me.  Cars and other people...

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The Effects of Shame

A few years ago as I was wandering through a bookstore, I came across the self-help section.  I occasionally like to peruse this section to see if there are any new books by authors I’ve read before.  One book caught my attention, Shame & Guilt: Masters of...

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Reconciliation: It’s Always Our Turn

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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