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For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Tim. 1:7 What does it mean to have a spirit of a sound mind? Sounds like a paradox, doesn't it? Spirit connotes feeling, pathos; sound mind connotes logic, logos. Yet, the Apostle Paul connects the two … Continue reading

When Oceans Rise

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“Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

In Matthew 18, Jesus' disciples asked him this question: "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" The disciples expected Jesus to establish an order. Lay out who was the best, most devoted among them. With whom was Jesus most pleased? Who was Jesus going to appoint assistant manager? Chief … Continue reading

Empowered ‘Whole People, Not Just Victims or Survivors’

"Victim-centered means putting the person seeking services truly at the center of the work, which starts with engagement and recognizing that they are whole people, not just victims or survivors." ~from the Office for Victims of Crime If you have been the target of or suffered consequence from … Continue reading

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The post Prince of Peace, Sword of the Spirit, Twinkling Christmas Lights, & Worthy Disciples discusses what it means to be a "worthy" disciple of Christ. Jesus told His disciples He was sending them out as "sheep among wolves," and that they should, thus, be "wise as serpents and harmless as … Continue reading

“Darkness produces good mushrooms but poor flowers.”

Why does darkness exist? I once had a friend who had just suffered a miscarriage ask me, "If God loves His children so much, then why does he allow such horrible things to happen to them?" That is a tough question to answer for someone at the zenith of pain and suffering. In our limited vision, … Continue reading