Tag: compassion

How God Can Use Our Wounds To Make Us Whole  

 

Our wounds leave us feeling frail, broken, desperately unwhole. It seems like everyone around us must be living the abundant life, but with our wounds, that kind of life feels like an impossibility. We feel helpless. Hopeless.

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Because For Some the Holidays Feel More Like a Famine Than a Feast

For some, holidays are a feast. For others, holidays are a famine.

 

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How To Love Someone With Whom You Disagree

I grew up in Mayberry. I was raised in a time and place where most people believed in God, were proud of their country, knew right from wrong, valued hard work, and forged strong bonds between neighbors.

 

The older I got, the more I became aware of differences. Differences in background. Differences in lifestyle, in experiences, beliefs, worldview and just about everything else in between. Continue reading

Four Ways To Release Perfection and Embrace a Life of Peace

 

Perfect. Such a nice word. If only everything could be perfect, life would be much neater, cleaner somehow.

 

The Merriam Webster Online Dictionary defines the word “perfect” as, Being entirely without fault or defect. Flawless. Satisfying all requirements. Being completely correct or accurate.

 

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Is Emotional Health a Spiritual Issue?

I learned the hard way. Just because I was raised in the church and was a passionate follower of Christ, that didn’t mean I was whole on the inside.  In reality, I was an emotional wreck. Continue reading

Broken: How admitting my brokenness brought me so much peace!

Broken.  I am broken.  It is the most freeing word that can escape my lips.

For most of my life I was on a feverish journey toward “Good-Enough,” desperate to arrive at the place called Perfection where I could find my worth, where I could lay down my struggle and be enveloped in peace.

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