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Nov 13, 2017

Light Out Of Darkness

By |Nov 13, 2017|Christ, Cross, Devotionals, Healing, Inner healing, Light|0 Comments

In Mother Teresa’s biography, we learn that she lived her life with a private, deep blackness that often oppressed her.  Yet she lived her life with a smile lifting up to the world the Light of Christ.  She came to accept this blackness as her cross.  We can serve God out of our problems and

Feb 25, 2017

Inordinate Self Focus

By |Feb 25, 2017|Christ, Creation, Devotionals, Inner healing, Love, Purpose, Relationships|0 Comments

When life is centered in the self, disorientation follows as well as an inner virus that eats away at healthy personhood.  We were not meant to be the focal point of life.  When we are, we fail to see others properly, along with their needs.  When Jesus said, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” He gave

Dec 29, 2016

The Brokenhearted

By |Dec 29, 2016|Christ, Healing, Inner healing, Trust, Worship|1 Comment

Have you been carrying your heart in a sling?  There is a word for you.  “He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds” Psalm 147:3 (NRSV).  You must not resort to self-pity, and you certainly must not play the victim.  Take your broken heart in your hand and hand it over to the Healer

Dec 11, 2016

Wounded Healers

By |Dec 11, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Healing, Inner healing|0 Comments

In life, we have been wounded by our friends as well as our enemies.  Sometimes wounds are intentional, and sometimes they are unintentional.  Sometimes there is no one to really blame, except evil itself.  We can decide that our wounds are not fatal.  We do not have to let these hurts destroy us.  Embracing our

Sep 16, 2016

It Is Well

By |Sep 16, 2016|Atonement, Christ, Cross, Devotionals, Healing, Inner healing, Righteousness, Sin|0 Comments

It can only be well with our soul as we embrace what Jesus did for us on His cross.  At the cross our old life ends and our new life begins.  “He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by

Aug 6, 2016

The Ministry Of Listening

By |Aug 6, 2016|Attentiveness, Compassion, Devotionals, Healing, Inner healing|0 Comments

Being totally present for another is a gift of ourselves to that person.  So called multitasking and the nature of media itself makes us attention deficit.  People want to be heard, and they want to feel that we have heard them.  It takes focus to hear what a person is really saying.  It takes open

Jun 29, 2016

Hidden Pain

By |Jun 29, 2016|Devotionals, Father, Healing, Inner healing, Suffering|0 Comments

Our failure to deal with hidden pain will most always cause us to inflict that pain on another.  To suffer in silence does not mean that others are not affected.  Our social connections are changed in positive or negative ways by how we deal with our hidden pain.  We who have been wounded can be

Jun 11, 2016

Offsetting Power

By |Jun 11, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Formation, Growth, Holiness, Inner healing, Love, Spirit|0 Comments

Paul’s problem with “sin that dwells in me” (Rom 7:20) was solved when “the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus” set him free.  We need the power of the indwelling Spirit to free us from the power of indwelling sin.  We need the mind set of the Spirit to defeat the mind

May 29, 2016

God Invests In You

By |May 29, 2016|Devotionals, Encouragement, Grace, Holiness, Inner healing|0 Comments

The Father believes in you even when you do not believe in yourself.  This belief is His grace.  It is His action toward your healing.  It is His commitment to enable your recovery and rehabilitation.  It is the work of sanctification for your wholeness and spiritual health.  He does believe in you.  He is committed

Apr 15, 2016

Rehabilitation and Healing

By |Apr 15, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Divine Likeness, Formation, Grace, Growth, Healing, Inner healing, Sin|0 Comments

The act of sin is an act of rebellion against the commands of the Lord.  Rebellion does something in our spirit that brings disease to the soul.  By faith, the offering of Jesus on the cross forgives sin, then the Spirit of Jesus, our Great Physician, comes to reside in us to heal our souls