Wednesday, February 8, 2023

I’ve got the joy

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Content note: This story concerns miscarriage. Ayear ago, we knew we needed joy. Now we know only God produces it. As 2021 ended, my wife and I...

Change transforms us

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Since my early teen years, I’ve harbored a more than mild interest in our feathered friends. My ninth-grade teacher had a remarkable love of...

The way we were

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Life changes people. The question is, how and in what ways? We may grow up in similar circumstances, attend the same college and be...

Are you too sure?

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Assurance is not the first word we think of when it comes to conflict. We are more likely to think of the hymn, Blessed...

The road to reconciliation

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We all know conflict. We’ve all had some sort of dispute at some time in our lives. Conflict is a part of life. What’s...

Preserving unity, pursuing the mission

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Churches are often confronted with tough situations and agonizing decisions. Opinions and preferences clash. Feelings arise. Conflicts emerge, and we struggle to resolve them....

When friends disagree

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A client recently detailed her complicated feelings about something a loved one posted on social media after a mass shooting. “She is like a grandmother...

The lurking rival

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“Love your enemies.” Some of us struggle with these words of Jesus. “I’m a nice person,” we think. “Most of the people I know...