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Posted: Jul 19, 2017

The Window

It was a simple clear glass hospital window that separated me from the outside world. As I peered through the sealed opening I allowed myself to fantasize about what it would be like to live a life without a disease being in my constant thoughts. The more I wondered the more I wallowed under my grim and miserable title that I now bore: a mom of a child with cancer. Cancer was no longer an abstract idea but a reality. It was a vicious thief not only was it stealing my son, but also robbing me of my peace!
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Posted: Jul 4, 2017

Stay Close to the Body

What has proven true in my physical brokenness is true in the spiritual realm as well. When we are broken, we must stay close to the body. There's something though, that I think we often forget. We all are broken. Not sometimes, but all the time. The degree of our brokenness may be different during certain seasons of our life. But whether we are broken from addiction, abuse, life challenges, or from the fall of Adam we are all broken, all the time.

 

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Posted: Jun 7, 2017

Running in the Rain

I myself am an avid runner. I love being out the door and on the streets before most of you even wake up. On a perfect day, the only people I encounter on my regular running route are the owners of the local donut shop (Ps 37:27.) I can run freely on the road and not worry about dodging cars. It’s therapeutic, but it’s not easy. People always tell me that they could never put in the miles that I do (when I’m on my game.) My normal response is, “Sure you could. You just have to want to do it.” 
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Posted: Dec 28, 2016

The Gift of Pain

We rarely, if ever, put the idea of blessing into the same realm with pain. They seem opposed to one another, like trying to mix oil and water. But having worked in addiction recovery for the past dozen years, I have discovered uncanny links between them. And if we pay attention to these links, we might find that our pain can have a purpose that is good and redemptive.

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Posted: Dec 12, 2016

The Problem with Fantasy

The problem is that when we engage fantasy (like pornography) we use our imagination to draw us away from the real world, not to better connect with it.
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