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Shifts in the Story: An Update on New Things Happening

Big things are happening in my life, friends! In June, I started a new job as part-time Blog Manager for EA Resources, a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to equipping churches and parents to meet the needs of emerging adults. In this position, I get to create and/or curate content for the organization's blog, as well… Continue reading Shifts in the Story: An Update on New Things Happening

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church, mental health & wellness, Scripture, spiritual

And He Shall Be Called Wonderful Counselor

Some people picture God as an old man with a beard. William Paul Young in The Shack pictured God as an African-American woman. Christmas reminds us that we can -- and should -- picture God as a baby in a manger. As for me? I often picture God as a counselor. A lady in a turtleneck, maybe… Continue reading And He Shall Be Called Wonderful Counselor

church, ministry

Recovering from Spiritual Abuse: “I’m Listening”

Last week, while "Speaking Out About Spiritual Abuse," I suggested that not listening lies at the root of spiritual abuse. So, fittingly, I think listening lies at the root of spiritual abuse recovery.  It starts with telling one person -- a counselor, minister, mentor, or trusted friend. Eventually, some people benefit from wider audiences, perhaps sharing… Continue reading Recovering from Spiritual Abuse: “I’m Listening”