The heart needs time to heal

Your heart was not designed to be constantly beat up without having time to recover and heal. Even if you are in a season of life where you are facing an endless succession of difficulties—indeed, especially if you are in one of those seasons—you must find ways to let your heart regroup, slow down, and […]

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Heart Punch

Have you ever been punched in the heart? Not your literal, physical heart, but your more vulnerable internal one? You will know if you have, simply by gauging your emotional reaction to the term. Heart punch. It is a blow that thuds into your emotions leaving you feeling sad, sickened, and despairing all at once. […]

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Twin devils: frustration and discouragement

It is not always the big enemies that can take us out in life. Certainly, Goliath is frightening, with his hulking frame and taunting voice, but sometimes the lesser foes can be just as dangerous to our health. We all square off against Goliath in our stories, sometimes more than once. We all have moments […]

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Room for a Blue Christmas

Now that we are deep into the holiday season, you have no doubt heard Elvis Presley crooning about a Blue Christmas more times than you can count. The song has become standard Christmas music fare, and Starbucks has been playing it for over a month now. It’s catchy and sexy, and it is also very […]

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Why isn’t goodness more satisfying?

Stolen water is sweet; bread eaten in secret is delicious! That’s what the ancient proverbs writer said, and it still rings true today. We, humans, love the illicit and the forbidden. Why is this? Why is forbidden fruit so tempting? Why do we crave the things that aren’t healthy for us? Why do we want […]

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