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Trauma and Emotions

Having a history of trauma leads to some predictable difficulties in life.  This post is to help you understand some of the difficult emotions you may be experiencing. There are certain emotions you experienced during your traumatic experience(s) that were incredibly...

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From Dead-end to Life Abundant

It is true that paying attention to our heart’s desires, our personal preferences and passions, offers important clues as to our core longings and hopes and dreams.  BUT… a fruitful and successful pursuit of our dreams presupposes that we know ourselves well. ...

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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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