Tag Archives: Inner healing

God of the Instead

In this world we will have trouble and sorrow—we’ll be misunderstood, rejected, taken advantage of, maybe even abused. This is why we can relate to the Samaritan woman in John 4. We love this story because Jesus doesn’t leave us … Continue reading

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Wm. Paul Young, C.S. Lewis, and my own “Shack” encounter

This post isn’t meant to convince you to see the movie, The Shack. As I said last time, make up your own mind. I also believe you don’t have to agree with everything in the movie or book to derive benefit from it. But what I … Continue reading

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A tale of two kitties

They’ve experienced the best of times and the worst of times. Belle (left photo) came from an animal shelter. Rory (right photo) showed up on our back doorstep on one of the coldest February nights last year (below zero). We adopted … Continue reading

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You don’t give Your heart in pieces

There are songs we love to sing, there are anthems we boldly declare, and then there are songs that change us. “Pieces” by Amanda Cook and Steffany Gretzinger is very much the last type. We are changed, not because of the melody or clever … Continue reading

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You and I were made for intimacy (Reprise)

This post was originally published in September 2013. Another good reminder for our fast from fear.  I hope you enjoy it but, most of all, that you feel your heavenly Father’s warm embrace. Recklessly abandoned to Love, Mel

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You and I were made for intimacy

Beloved, you and I were meant for intimacy…to live in the embrace of love and not fear, freedom and not control, affirmed and not rejected, for connection and not distance. We can stuff it, deny it, build walls around it, but we cannot escape our deepest longing … Continue reading

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