Relationships | Betrayal

Relationships | Betrayal

“One should rather die than be betrayed. There is no deceit in death. It delivers precisely what it has promised. Betrayal, though … betrayal is the willful slaughter of hope.” – Steve Deitz Betrayal hurts. No two ways about it. If you are livi...

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Identity | Wildflower

Identity | Wildflower

  “It is easier to tell a person what life is not, rather than to tell them what it is. A child understands weeds that grow from lack of attention, in a garden. However, it is hard to explain the wild flowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another c...

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Freedom | That Little Dutch Boy

Freedom | That Little Dutch Boy

“I’m not going to be that Little Dutch Boy with my finger stuck in the dam no more.” – June Carter, Walk the Line How many of us out there feel like we are responsible for holding our finger in a bursting dam trying to keep those around...

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Freedom | Thankful In All Circumstances

Freedom | Thankful In All Circumstances

This Thanksgiving morning as the turkey continues to soak up its own juices, the macaroni begins to boil, the gravy is simmering on low heat, and the rolls are tucked away in a nest of dishtowels to stay warm I am drawn to thoughts of what brings freedom, peac...

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Faith | Bleach & Vinegar

Faith | Bleach & Vinegar

Bleach and Vinegar… These items present a vivid experience for our senses… We can see and smell them. Taste the bitter vinegar on our tongue. Feel the tightening of our drying skin from exposure to bleach. I have been updating and releasing blog po...

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Relationship | Dysfunctional Families

This afternoon my mother and I went to see “August: Osage County” featuring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and an ensemble cast. In the vein of dark dramas with comedy as a side note this movie ranks right up there with “War of the Roses”...

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Keys | Kingdom Access

Keys | Kingdom Access

Thinking on the meaning of KEYS today. After lunch with Daddy, he took me by the church offices to pick up a key card that will give me access to the church building for after business hour counseling/ministry sessions. Keys represent access, authority, safety...

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Faith | Set Your Heart on Jesus

Faith | Set Your Heart on Jesus

Make room for the baby heralded by angels, worshipped by wise men, adored by shepherds and the only begotten Son of God. He has always existed, is Lord of all creation and Savior of the world. Fix your heart on Him this Christmas and have you a Jesus year in 2...

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Coaching | Boundaries and Selfishness

Coaching | Boundaries and Selfishness

“Good fences make good neighbors…” Cliché as it may be, there in the midst of the familiar phrase lies a truth: the idea that good boundaries make good relationships. If you do not believe this to be true, then just jump into the life of an...

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Seeking Revival | The Cry Of Our Hearts

Seeking Revival | The Cry Of Our Hearts

When you hear the word REVIVAL what is the first thing you think of?  Having worked in a couple of different church environments in the last decade, I would say that most “church folk” think of a date on the calendar and powerful evangelists preac...

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