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Three Strands

I have heard and believe that improving my relationship with God, helps improve all other relationships. It dawns on me that the reverse can also be true. God created us as relational, but more and more American culture encourages individualism. There is a negative side to building strong connections with […]

Burdens Light

I find it difficult to really open up to people. It is easier for me to listen and empathize. What I have discovered is that I share more easily with those who have freely shared with me and sharing is therapeutic. “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you […]

Mishpat Means Justice

Mishpat, I am told, is the Hebrew word for justice. It can reflect retribution or restoration. The cross represents God’s justice. Christ accepting God’s punishment for our sins, so our relationship with God can be restored. “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through […]

Marcy Recalls His Love

Another Sunday morning and Marcy sleeps in. Going to church was never habit-forming for her before her brother, Lee finally encouraged her to go.  After Josh left, attending feels awkward and Marcy feels out of place. Marcy hates feeling like she doesn’t belong and she definitely despises feeling unwanted. At […]