A Crash Course in Handling Pain – Part 3: Healing and Wholeness

If you're not much into reading but prefer to listen/watch, here's a 38min message on a similar topic from Brian Johnson. https://youtu.be/FEYhdFKopb0 Here's Part 1 and Part 2 The Good News!! I have some great news for you. You were not created to live in perpetual pain! The issue is a lot of us identify so... Continue Reading →

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Wild at Heart – Poem

Something breaks and shatters, Cracks and peels In the heart of a man that no longer feels. The cold of his soul Is the chill in his breath Yielding to the touch of death. The flames within are quenched and dim He no longer desires, No longer dreams of greater things That will his strength... Continue Reading →

Through the Brokenness – Poem

Sometimes we get hurt and then decide to lock ourselves away so that we can't be hurt again. Here's a little story.  Blood runs down his arm from what’s left of the heart he once wore on his sleeve A gentle spirit is now imprisoned in an icy palace of indifference A heart once so... Continue Reading →

How to Deal with Rejection

I think rejection effects most of us on lots of different levels to different degrees. Rejection and its effects can last a lifetime, creating a new lifestyle for us and so its presence will definitely affect our relationships with each other. I guess we should start with the question: "What is rejection?" We experience a... Continue Reading →

Insecurity: Nature’s Cover-All

Fear is one of the greatest enemies of deep, meaningful and developing relationships between human beings and it manifests itself in a number of ways. When we're afraid in dangerous situations, we instinctively do things to protect ourselves and the parts of us that will feel the most pain. We either become defensive or we... Continue Reading →

Wounds from a Friend

Continuing on the theme of people in the Church being real with each other, I'd like to bring up another issue that I've noticed in myself that keeps me from growing and perhaps someone else will be able to relate.      I'm finding that if someone challenges me on something I do or say,... Continue Reading →

Hurting and Healing – Part 1

[I use a lot of parallel examples in this post so to avoid confusion, let me please clarify that I'm not talking about miraculous physical healing but emotional healing that is led by the Holy Spirit] Even though there is so much to celebrate, so much to be thankful for and so much to enjoy,... Continue Reading →

Hurting and Healing – Part 2

[I use a lot of parallel examples in this post so, to avoid confusion, let me please clarify that I'm not talking about miraculous physical healing but emotional healing that is led by the Holy Spirit] You DEFINITELY need to read Part 1 first... Knowing our problems is not the same as no longer having them.  Sometimes... Continue Reading →

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