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Regarding Sudden Loss

Regarding Sudden Loss

My friend’s husband passed away yesterday. Even as I write this, I’m still in a state of disbelief as I spent a considerable amount of time with her just one day prior to her loss. Sharing some well-needed catch-up and coffee time, we laughed, complained, and encouraged one another. We even talked about our spouses’ funny little habits. Little did we know.

Sometimes we convince ourselves that things will just go on as they always have. We wake up, prepare for the day, move through the routine, and just expect tomorrow will repeat. But as...

Mental Health

Mental Health

Mental health… where to even begin. This topic is widely distorted and neglected but incredibly important. 

I’d say it’s common to take note of physical...

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The Accident Plan

The Accident Plan

Some stories start at the beginning, others at the end. This one, it starts at both. In so many ways it was the end,...

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Jesus is Okay with Your Doubt

Jesus is Okay with Your Doubt

These are interesting times.

Confusion, fear, loss, anxiety.

Most day I wonder what more I could be doing and feel like I’m just not doing enough....

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When Has Violence Ever Changed a Heart?

When Has Violence Ever Changed a Heart?

David Dorn, a 77 year old retired St. Louis police captain, shot and killed by looters on June 7, 2020.

David McAtee, a 53 year...

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Pandemic vs. a True Panacea

Pandemic vs. a True Panacea

Lately I’ve been bewildered by an inner conflict that seemed to have developed just about 4 weeks ago. It’s a state of mind that...

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Help for Loneliness

Help for Loneliness

Several years ago, I was given an assignment from my mentor at the time. It seemed simple. It was not. I did it anyway.

He...

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Disappointed

Disappointed

It’s so easy to get disappointed to other people. And even easier to be disappointed in ourselves, especially when you realize, perhaps not for...

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Jesus Feels Your Feels

Jesus Feels Your Feels

It is among the most familiar stories in all of Jesus’ ministry.

Lazarus.

“He wept.”

Shortest…and maybe among the most profound verses in the Bible.

His friend has...

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Beauty from Ashes

Beauty from Ashes

It is true that some of the most beautiful writing, music, and story have come from the periods of our history when we experienced...

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