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Do You Know Who You Really Are?

Posted on August 14, 2012 in

I’ll admit it. I’ve found myself saying “That’s just the way I am.” I realize now how pathetic that sounds. Maybe, like me, you’ve found yourself saying things like: “I have abandonment is…

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Family Ties

Posted on August 13, 2012 in

I recently returned from a three-generation family vacation, age range 9-90. This is the third such trip my family has taken in the past four years, and each has been an amazing experience. In an era when siblings are scattered an…

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Think You’ll Never Be Healed? Don’t Buy the Lie

Posted on August 11, 2012 in

It took my friend, Jean, about a year to even bring up the subject with me. She had done something years ago that she was still ashamed of. She couldn’t forgive herself or believe that God could forgive her, either. Jean had…

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Removing the Root of Bitterness

Posted on August 10, 2012 in

Several decades after my dad died, I stood beside his unmarked grave.  Thick, gnarled roots, dead branches, and vines, dug their way up through the dry earth he lay under.  Stalks with sharp thorns around the vines, made it diff…

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Where Was God, Anyway?

Posted on August 10, 2012 in

“Where are You, God?” “How could You stand by and let this happen?” “Don’t You care?” Have you ever found yourself asking those questions? If so, it’s possible you’ve also been…

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Putting Past Pain into Perspective

Posted on August 7, 2012 in

“Why did I have to hurt like this?” It’s a question Sharon has often asked, while trying to make sense of the physical abuse, incest and other horrific events that accompanied her childhood. Feeling for years tha…

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In Search of Tangibles

Posted on August 7, 2012 in

I paced the room all morning long waiting for the much anticipated news that I got the job –– my dream job. Every little tweep on my smart phone sent twinges of adrenaline through my veins as I fiddled with the key pad to see …

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This Wasn’t Supposed to Happen—or Was It?

Posted on August 4, 2012 in

If you’ve ever found yourself saying “This wasn’t supposed to happen” I know how you feel. I heard myself saying that at 19 years old when my father’s alcoholism was revealed and my parents divorced. …

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