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June 9, 2014

Father’s Day

What feelings come up when you realize that Father’s Day is next Sunday? For me this day has always been for someone else. My dad died […]
June 3, 2014

Worship in the Rubble

In church this last Sunday, we were exploring the idea of worship. It’s easy for us to assign the word “worship” to a church service, a […]
May 27, 2014

Emotional Reactivity

All my life, I have lived in a state of emotional reactivity – on guard against perceived threats of harm. My body is wired for protection due […]
May 20, 2014

Be Transformed

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May 13, 2014

It’s OK to be Me?

“All you have to do is be yourself and live the story that no one else can live, the story of your own unique life.”–Unknown She […]
May 1, 2014

Authentic Community

Authentic community.  It sounds so inviting, so “of course,” as though this should be a natural desire, a natural goal in any setting. I can see […]
April 25, 2014

Valley of Mousetraps

I was blessed to participate in a staff retreat last week that was led by a beautiful, fun-loving, wise, discerning woman of God. We told her […]
April 21, 2014

Healthy conflict

What if God allows conflicts in relationships to grow us rather than simply to frustrate us? What if the deepest levels of intimacy are achieved only […]
April 15, 2014

The Words You Speak

I walked into the first session with an unyielding point of view. No one was going to know how shy I was. Never would I give […]