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Sackcloth and Ashes: Processing Grief

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Grief is a part of life that we all deal with. Many of us deal with it more often and maybe tragically at times. I have shared Eric’s Story with you as his wife, Krissie, has been healing the tragic death of his suicide. She is determined to get Eric’s Story to as many people as possible in hopes of changing Christian society of the stigma that comes with mental health, especially when it comes to pastors. Another goal she…

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Give Us This Day (Part 4)

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I am pretty comfortable now with God’s daily provision of physical needs, with God’s daily timing of circumstance and with God’s orchestration of circumstances so that at just the right time He brings understanding. All of these things are needed and ultimately show God’s watch over me and I like that. Some require more patience than others and we all struggle in different ways with each of these daily provisions. But I believe I am growing and learning to be…

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Give Us This Day (Part 3)

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As we continue the topic “Give Us This Day,” today Patti talks about the need for us wanting to know all the details. Many times as humans, we get so caught up in wanting to know that we don’t rely on God to work out all the details. It is never easy to try to unravel the meaning of things while in the midst of the story. That’s why I don’t read mysteries. I want to know what’s going on…

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Give Us This Day (Part 2)

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As we continue our four-part blog on “Give Us This Day,” I believe what Patti shares with us today, we can all relate to. It may not be a wedding, but just life in general that we can relate to in this analogy. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 Reading through the early chapters of Genesis gives us a very good picture of how God orchestrates “Give us this day,” with perfect timing down…

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Give Us This Day (Part 1)

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How often do we become so accustomed to hearing the Lord’s Prayer that we forget to apply it to our daily lives? One of our pastors’ wives has written a four-part blog on “Give Us This Day” that I believe will be a blessing to you. I remember being very intrigued when my aunt arrived back to the states from 6 months in Sweden. She brought back several dozen string shopping bags. She explained that food shopping was a daily…

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