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The Church and Church Hurt

Once while attending a panel discussion on “church hurt,” I heard one panelist talk about her issue with the phrase “Church Hurt.” The speaker talked about The Church being a place of healing and restoration, therefore there is no such thing as church hurt. As I looked around the room, mine wasn’t the only face… Continue reading The Church and Church Hurt

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Don’t Remodel, Rebuild

Several years ago, on a Sunday morning, I listened as a husband and wife team urged the congregation to look at the connection between our self-talk and the way we live. They talked about how our beliefs (what we think/say) form a foundation for the emotional "houses" we live in and how those emotions then… Continue reading Don’t Remodel, Rebuild

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Woman is…

Woman is... Life giving and capable of life-changing gifts She is both poetry and song - calling out in wisdom what others cannot love She is strength wrapped up in vulnerability.  Authentic and yet capable of true collaboration Woman… She's learned to dance alone, even when she screams for partnership She is light in dark… Continue reading Woman is…

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Be Careful Little Mouth What You Say

Depending on your source, it has been said that the average adult speaks anywhere from 10,000 – 30,000 words each day. This reminds me of a movie that came out years ago about a man who only had 1000 words left before he died. The movie, starring Eddie Murphy, got me to thinking about what… Continue reading Be Careful Little Mouth What You Say

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No, What YOU Need to Do Is…

If there ever was a sentence starter that causes me to twinge, roll my eyes on the inside, and tune out all at once, it’s, “What you need to do is…”  Who do people think they are, telling me what I need to do?  How is it they feel the need to offer their solution… Continue reading No, What YOU Need to Do Is…