How Comfortable Are You With Questions?

“There wasn’t space to ask questions or express doubts in my high school youth group, so I pulled away from the church,” said the young mom now married to an evangelical pastor. “I wasn’t content being spoon fed verses from … Continue reading

We Need to Know We’re Susceptible–Damage and Wounds Can Turn Toxic

“God loves damaged people” is great news since we’re all damaged. There are deep wounds within us, some self-inflicted, many other-inflicted. We’ve all sinned (Romans 3:23) and made mistakes, and the sins and mistakes of others have harmed us. The … Continue reading

The Many Faces of Hoarding

July 11, 2014 The Many Faces of Hoarding The subject of hoarders fascinates and mystifies me. Viewers bewitched by the topic kept the TV program “Hoarders” running for six seasons on the A&E cable channel, and “Hoarding: Buried Alive” on … Continue reading

Evidence of Healing: When Our Scars No Longer Define Us

The thoracic surgeon walked into the surgical waiting room carrying a large magic marker in hand.  He drew an 8″ line from the top to the bottom of my sternum and said, “That’s the line we’ll follow when we make the … Continue reading