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Confession is a good thing

Confession is a good thing

“…if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”  (Romans 10:9) “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be...

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Just slow down

Just slow down

"Where was God? Where was He when this was happening?" This is one of the most common questions I hear in ministry sessions. It embodies so many painful and limiting beliefs; perhaps biggest amongst those is the belief that a person is so bad or worthless that even...

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What vs. Why

What vs. Why

"Why did this happen?" This is one of the most oft asked questions I hear in counseling sessions. And usually God's name is inserted into the equation so that the sentence reads, "Why did God let [make] this happen?" I always encourage folks to take that...

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Got paint?

Got paint?

After an animated time of social sharing, a small group I facilitate settled in for a study on forgiveness. As I distributed the scripture verses handout, I also placed a small Cinderella figure on a paper plate in the middle of the table.  The Bible study...

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“I never thought of that…”

“I never thought of that…”

First, you need to know that I believe in Satan and demons (and angels, for that matter). I realize not everyone does; for many, the entire concept of “angels and demons” is simply spiritual mythology, a fantasy world for unsophisticated people. But at least...

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“What do you see…?

“What do you see…?

After a particularly fruitful session this week, it occurred to me how similar what happened in that time is to the approach you will find in a collection of the Psalms. The basic format of many of those recorded interactions between man and God look something...

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