Category Archives: marital 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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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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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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A Hot Day in Samaria

John 4:4-17, 28-30 A Hot Day in Samaria This passage is about the time that Jesus encountered a woman at a town well. Scholars debate whether the story is allegorical or literal. Either way, my mind gets blown. For starters, a … Continue reading

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Seven Lethal Assumptions by Andy Stanley

Every Andy Stanley Youtube video my spouse and I watch is excellent. Go look him up if you haven’t watched/heard Andy before. In the meantime, here’s a good list from him. Seven Lethal Assumptions 1. “If I find the right person, … Continue reading

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Silly Little Love Songs

“Why sing love songs that are so idealistic that they can only find fulfillment in Jesus? Why not just sing about Jesus Christ?” Donna Cori Gibson. Like Donna, I’ve noticed that a great number, if not a majority, of mainstream … Continue reading

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My bad hurts others

“You cannot run from the Lord without inflicting heavy damage on other people.” * When we sin, we hurt other people. Can you think of an exception? Can any sin be innocuous? Even if the sin is “private” and unknown … Continue reading

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The Lucky Charm God

We were in a large room at church, attending a class called “Sensing God’s Presence.” Our table facilitator asked about our “experience of sensing God’s presence.” Kim was slumped at our group’s table. When her turn came to talk, she … Continue reading

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“She’s…uh…weird”

Typically the realtor emails his sellers’ names and address to me, and requests that I contact the homeowners to set up my Staging consultation with them. This time, though, he wrote, “Call me before you contact these sellers.” I figured … Continue reading

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Habits: Good or Bad?

What struck me about Rick at our first session was his transparency. It’s our second session of small group Bible study and he’s still a see-through kind of guy. Rick says, “I used to believe that I was critical because … Continue reading

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