Where is the Christ of the Christian?
Profession of faith is a scary thing. In some countries it could cost someone their life. In this country, it gives permission for people to say they believe in Christ and practice things that are the antithesis of what he did. They lead churches that look and behave more like corporate business meetings with a…
Major Depressive Episode Season 6
It could be that people experience traumatic situations and just deal with it better or have better support systems or do not focus as much on the loss and have a positive view of the potential opportunity for a restart. They are blessed with self-confidence or self-assurance or favor or popularity and they are able…
Allowance for Lament
I have been generally struggling with many Christians seeming inability to deal with lament. I don’t know whether it is the trap of the positive thought movement or if people just fear emotions other than happiness, but I’m finding people are way quicker to condemn individuals for lamenting than for expressing happy idyllic skewed images…
He Intends to Pass you By
It only comes up once in the 3 gospels the story is mentioned. Only in Mark. Matthew is concerned about Peter also walking on water and the implications of where Peter lacked faith. John focuses on the immediacy of arriving at a destination when Jesus shows up. And Mark like John doesn’t talk about Peter…
When What’s Broken Keeps Breaking
A friend had a picture for me about a year ago of a heart bleeding intermingled with broken glass. Amidst the brokenness was the perosnal hope that I could reach in and fix the brokenness or at least save my heart. But I could not, only God could. Ultimately, the goal of the picture was…
Protected: Better to Have Lost, Then to never have Known
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