Category Archives: family problems

Hold Space (Bite Your Tongue)

Our Bible study leader told us not to give each other advice during small-group discussions. I liked the experience. Would you? Refraining from counseling/advising/citing scripture/quoting Christian clichés holds space open for Holy Spirit (The Counselor) to be heard. Holding space prevents … Continue reading

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Reason Rant

Let’s say something unexpected and unpleasant has happened to you.  Someone says, “Things always happen for a reason.” Is that a comfort to you? Or an annoying platitude? How do you respond to it? Things always happen for a reason. … Continue reading

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Shut Up! A true story

Shut Up! The only other time her mother acts like this is when Daddy’s away and three women come over to play bridge. Then, from her bed, the child can hear the ladies jabbering and cackling like strange jungle birds. … Continue reading

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Liberal Tired of Her “Tribe”

The article comes from Secularist Liberal Tired of her “Tribe”   Amazing letter today from a reader. I’ve hidden a bit to protect her identity: I’m a secular/agnostic Californian and longtime reader of your blog. I’ve enjoyed your books beginning … Continue reading

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The Last Resort

Who was Jesus to me? He was a storybook character like Santa Claus and Prince Charming. I went to Sunday school and endured goofy flannel-board stories narrated by ladies that seemed very old. At age 12, I quit going to Sunday school … Continue reading

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Very Good Book Free @ Kindle Unlimited

Confessions of a Transformed Heart is a read-worthy, true account of a longtime missionary family told by Nancy, whose heart was remolded by God in the face of horror, disease and more. Even so, the book is encouraging and not a … Continue reading

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Write On: 7 Prompts for You

  Write about something stressful in your past that worked out to some good. Write about something stressful going on now. Brainstorm all the ways God can work it for good and how you might be refined to be a bit … Continue reading

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