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A Wilderness Journey

Recovering from trauma is a wilderness journey. There are ups and downs and lots of wandering. Moses went into the wilderness after he came face to face with his childhood trauma. It was in the wilderness that Moses found validation, identity, and purpose. Once a person receives validation for a wrong done against them, they then find...

A Quiet Epidemic

Today I would like to talk about a problem that could be classified as an epidemic. It has plagued individuals, households, families, churches, and is present in every institution. It is subtle and it is dangerous, and it is likened to a disease. This sickness has disguised itself in virtues such as: love, sacrifice, and generosity. What is...

What Kind of Disciple am I?

Take a moment and breathe. Feel the air enter your lungs and experience what it means to be human. It is a simple exercise but I hope that the act will not be lost on you and will remind you of a few truths. First, you are human and you do require oxygen. Second, if...

Bridging the Gap

Being a healing presence in the heart of the city requires three postures of its city dwellers. The first is a posture of love. Love is the greatest commandment, it is one of the more difficult fruits to practice, and it is essential for any environment where healing is going to take place. The second posture is assurance....

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