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First, think about it!

First, think about it!

A few years ago, I facilitated a small-group DVD-series by Gary Thomas entitled Sacred Marriage. It is an excellent study based on his book by the same name. The bottom-line emphasis of the book/study is to challenge us to consider that God may well have designed...
Onboard the USS COVID-19

Onboard the USS COVID-19

Over my first cup of coffee this morning, I reflected on my Navy career in submarines. Confined space, too many people too close, little opportunity to be by yourself, always something that needs to be done or fixed, someone seems to always need something from you, no...
Empty the Big Red Cup

Empty the Big Red Cup

Near the end of a counseling session, the woman sitting across from me asked two questions; one, then a pause, and then the other: “How did I get so angry?”  Pause. Then, “How did I get so angry at myself?” I told her the answer to...
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...
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...
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...
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