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Category: Speaking to the Soul

Scooters and Moving Forward!

“So here’s the thing friends, this isn’t just about scooter riding (as fun as they are), but perhaps there’s something in your life that is taking time, practice, and a little bit of patience on your end.”

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The Fast I Choose

“Alfred Adler, in his theory of Individual Psychology, wrote that mental health could not be balanced by oneself—there must be a community aspect to it. He called that ‘social interest’ or ‘community feeling’.”

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Prayer and God’s Way

“Where are you getting your “marching orders” from these days?  Are you serving the needs of the small self, or are you working for God?  It’s usually not an either-or issue so much as a complicated mish-mash.”

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Words in the Wind

“Jesus often spoke to large crowds, unaided by electronic devices to amplify sound. Crowds in Jesus’s day were accustomed to listening with care and attention. There was no media recording and replaying sound and video later.”

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God Desires Healing

“As we traverse this second year of COVID with fears about the possibilities of more restrictions conflicting with our desire to get rid of masks and start gathering together, I know that many of us are wondering, ‘Does God believe in healing?'”

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Bonhoeffer and The Heart of Christian Living

“Bearing contempt for others cannot be made right just by offering a gift at the altar. No, that’s too easy, and avoids the very real work of reconciliation. The entire point of covenants and commandments is that we live in RELATIONSHIP with God and with each other.”

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Thrive!

“As hard as this is, I know others around me suffer greater strains with joblessness, food insecurity, home-schooling children, worrying about aging parents, etc. I know I am not alone when I say, “how did I get here?”. And yet here I am in this exiled life.”

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