Metamorphosis: Healing and Transformation

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The path to transformation is full of suffering. When I speak about spiritual woundedness and church-hurt, which seems to be more and more lately, I use the metaphor of childbirth.Childbirth is an excruciating process, and when naturally felt in the body a woman reaches the crescendo of pain, the point called the “transition,” where it feels like the body can’t handle one more moment, this is the very point the body transforms the pain into new life, into the birthing of a new being.The T … [Read more...]

On Healing and Recovery

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Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them. — Matthew 15:30 (NIV)Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.  Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. – Steps Two and Seven of the 12 stepsSeveral weeks ago I attended a charismatic worship service.  As the musicians played, expertly modulating the spiritual energy in the room, as the liturgical dancers … [Read more...]

What is Healing? Really?! – An alternative view.

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Can I Trust?

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Here’s a question I’ve been asked many times, by many different people. The words I am going to use are a paraphrase as each individual who shares their hearts with me uses their own language for their particular situations; yet the questions are often very similar when you break them down. The question is: how do I trust God when I don’t know what He is going to do? There are many expressions of church and theology that attempt to tell us definitely that God will make things better if we trust … [Read more...]


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