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Continued Release From Shame

If I had a party and no one came, it would trigger a great deal of shame. This thought went through my mind as I sat at a local coffee shop where the monthly writers group meeting I lead takes place. A … Continue reading

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Lord, What About My Prodigal?

Once again I continue to think about a certain prodigal a lot lately—perhaps because she recently celebrated a birthday. I long for her to be “home,” so I can say to her, “Let’s pray about that,” and then pray together … Continue reading

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What Is At The Core?

“Before he can be delivered from drugs, he needs to find out what’s at the core,” said the woman at my Bible study after I shared with the group about a loved one’s battle with drug addiction. This woman who … Continue reading

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Healing the Hidden

“If you have anything that’s hidden, stand,” said the singer at the concert I attended on Sunday, “and I will sing over you.” He had earlier been speaking of addictions, sexual sin, losses. I had stood up over grief issues, … Continue reading

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Grief and Guilt

One of the hardest battles I’ve fought since hearing of my loved one’s death by suicide has been against guilt. Over and over should haves, could haves, and would haves whirl through my mind. “I should have realized the dark … Continue reading

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God Is For Me–Even When I Fall

I had made such progress in my battle against codependency. Then a new issue came up, and I suddenly found myself embracing false responsibility, which I thought was a thing of the past. Once again I felt determined to scheme … Continue reading

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