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Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment!

This is a followup to this post in which I discuss the Problem with Guilt. I want us to talk about why using guilt on others is wrong, and what we should be doing instead. So, why DO we use … Continue reading

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How Do I Get Out of My Own Way?

Many people cannot get out of their own way.  What do I mean by that?  Well, most folks want to get better; they want to change one or more things in their life.  The problem is that a lot of … Continue reading

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Stop Hurting Yourself!

Posted April 28, 2010   As I said before, I’ve been doing quite a bit of thinking about myself and my past lately.  At the same time, I’ve been working to counsel and support various members of our congregation who … Continue reading

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The Pearl of Great Price

Originally written in April 2010 I’ve been thinking a bit introspectively lately.  For those of you who like to keep things simple, I mean that I’ve been thinking about myself lately.  This hasn’t been out of selfishness, though I struggle with … Continue reading

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The Problem with Guilt

Guilt is such a strange thing.  It is something that we make ourselves feel as well as something we often seek to produce in others.  We use guilt to punish ourselves for not meeting certain standards and it comes in … Continue reading

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What is My Standard?

I spent a fair amount of my time counselling people through a variety of difficulties.  It is a wonderful privilege to serve people in this way.  What a blessing to see someone freed from a burden that has plagued them!  … Continue reading

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Peace Through Humility

This post was first published in January 2009.   Last night during our evening devotion, one of our elders led us in a discussion on the Bible’s concept of ‘peace’.  We talked about this from many angles, but I’d like … Continue reading

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