A Crash Course in Handling Pain – Part 1

Hi guys, if you followed me from the old one, welcome to the new blog! I hope you like it. This is the beginning of a short series on dealing with pain. This topic is pretty important to me and I think that whoever we are we need to be intentional about this. I'm no... Continue Reading →

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A Crash Course in Handling Pain – Part 2: Numbing and Avoiding Pain

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 if you missed it Numbing and Avoiding Pain Numbing pain seems like a rational, logical thing to do, I mean most of us don't like physical pain. Most. We dodge... 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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