How To Be A Better Friend To Someone Who Grieves At Christmas

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For some, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year– but that’s not true for all of us. It’s quite likely that out of your mix of friends or church family, there are some in your life who will spend the holidays grieving. Here’s a few ideas as to how you could be a [Read More...]

The Backwards Invitation of God: In Order To Live We First Must Die

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As you probably know, I’ve been spending the last ten days exploring the Holy Land in Jordan. I’ve had an amazing time experiencing the beauty and hospitality of this land, and certainly have discovered there’s plenty here in Jordan to write about. However, the other day I experienced a moment I hadn’t budgeted for. Yes, [Read More...]

Mourning with Those Who Mourn (it’s not the most wonderful time of year for everyone.)

  It’s the “most wonderful time of the year”, or so they say. Except, that it’s not for everybody. For some, this is the most painful time of the year. For us, this Christmas is a potent mix of both. We’ve been proactive in trying to get into the Christmas spirit in an effort to [Read More...]

Walking Wounded as a Means to Build Community (The Dave Test)

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It wasn’t long after my wife and I started dating that I realized I had made a critical mistake in trying to date a therapist. As we got to know each other and as I let Tracy into my own long history of broken dreams, Tracy tried to not-so-gently tell me that I sucked at [Read More...]


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