Inside-Out – Part 1

If we could look at my personal journey with Christ from a 30,000-foot view, we would see a handful of impactful moments when God moved my soul and spirit to a higher place.  Studying Inside Out was one of those times.  Come with me as I recapture some of the important elements from his teaching […]

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Beauty From Ashes – Part 3

The renewing of our souls will extend no further than our honest acknowledgement of our inner brokenness. PART 3 IN A SERIES The Imprisoned Most of us probably never put much thought into the difference between a captive and a prisoner.  A captive is held captive due to no fault or wrongdoing on their part, […]

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Beauty From Ashes – Part 2

The renewing of our souls will extend no further than our honest acknowledgement of our inner brokenness. PART 2 IN A SERIES The Poor Physical poverty has existed in varying degrees since the beginning of time.  There have always been those without food, water, shelter, clothing, and countless other needs. But as troubling as this […]

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Beauty From Ashes

Inner brokenness is demonstrated through the lives of human beings in an immeasurable number of ways.  In authoring each of our life stories individually, God is fully aware of the generational legacies passed down to us by our families, the complexities of our real-life experiences, and the uniqueness of our inborn, God-given temperament.  He alone […]

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Our Inner Battle

The human soul is constantly struggling to choose between the prompting of the Holy Spirit and the inciting of our fleshly desires for the world.  Through the renewing of our mind, we become equipped to distinguish the “false beliefs” of this world from the “absolute truths” of God. “I do not understand what I do. […]

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PTSD Led To Multi-Generational Shame

Prior to the 20th century, adults demanded strict adherence to a very stringent code of behavior and conduct – privately and publicly – for both themselves and their children.  Despite many of their techniques appearing harsh and primitive by today’s standards, history appears to show that the effects of these methods were not as emotionally […]

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Acting Out Our Shame

The Bible tells us that each of us is made by God as a composite of three distinct components: “Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.” (1 Thessalonians 5:23 NLT) In […]

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