Words like blows to the head

In Veronica Roth’s runaway hit novel Allegiant she writes: “It’s strange how a word, a phrase, a sentence, can feel like a blow to the head.” She sure is right isn’t she? Painful words can hit us like sledgehammers, leaving us dazed, broken, and confused. We want to cry, defend, and lash out all at once, […]

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Struggling is good (Guest Post by Barry Bishop)

THE CONVERSATION Me: Did you see that Facebook post that had the quote…”strength is the product of struggle.” ? Bro: hmmm… maybe. Not sure ‪Me: Well, I couldn’t get it outta my mind…then God began to reveal some heavy stuff. I always feel a negative connotation to saying “I’m struggling this week” or whatever…like when […]

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Your 3 spots of brokenness

Do you ever wish you were made of silly putty (are you old enough to remember silly putty)? Silly putty could bend and twist and stretch for super long distances without breaking. Sometimes I wish that were the state of my heart. I really hate breaking. Don’t you? The Bible indicates that there are three […]

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The Greatest Christian Myth Ever Told

“God will never give you more than you can carry.” I’m not sure how this phrase became so widely popularized because it’s not even remotely true. God often gives us more than we can carry, and the weight of our daily burdens routinely threatens to crush us. Moses said, “I cannot carry all these people […]

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Where was God at the Boston Marathon?

Where was Jesus when multiple bombs exploded along this year’s Boston Marathon route, shattering loved ones’ hearts and instilling fear into an already anxious culture? Where was He ten days earlier when Pastor Rick Warren’s son took his life into his own hands? Where was He during recent tsunamis, natural disasters, and cruel expressions of […]

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