The Power of Spiritual Support Groups

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For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with great compassion I will gather you. (Isaiah 54:7) written anonymously One of my son�s has OCD. It�s not the kind that people who keep their kitchen cabinets organized say they have � but the kind that sometimes makes it impossible for him to get out of…

Lighting a Fire by Hannah Campbell Gustafson

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written by Hannah Campbell Gustafson In a recent conversation with the Division on Church and Ministry, someone asked me if I ever feel like my passions of social work and ministry conflict with one another. It is a very real question in the work I am doing in my job, addressing homelessness with the help…

The Power of Rest and Saying �No� by Amy Petr� Hill

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Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowd. After He had dismissed them, He went up on a mountainside by himself to pray� alone. Matthew 14:22-23 written by Amy Petr� Hill When I first began dealing with my complex…

10 things I do for my own peace of mind by Kirk Moore

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written by Kirk Moore Of course this list isn�t exhaustive. And it isn�t a �you should do these things.� list. Here, simply, are 10 things I do for my own peace of mind. Maybe reading them will help you think of the things you do for your own peace of mind. 1. Play guitar I�ve…

Unexpected Redemption by Rachael Keefe

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Photo: CC0 image by Kolkata India Written by Rachael Keefe In middle school I came how with a report card that was all A�s except for a B in music. My father looked at it and said, �What�s the matter? Don�t they give A�s in music?� I suspect that he was trying to be funny,…