A Troubled Heart

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come…

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I’ve Learned My Lesson

As a pastor, I’ve come across several people over the years struggling to have thriving and successful relationships because of some painful experience in their past. Many have even experienced psychological injuries from their childhood that affect how they communicate, how they handle conflict, how they manage their emotions, and how they handle stress. This…

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Lies We Believe From Trauma

Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2)  I learned something about trauma recently that I found quite powerful. Contrary to what we assume, trauma is…

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How To Hand Over Your Trauma

Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind. (Psalm 107:13-15)  As a pastor, I’ve come across several people over the years struggling to have…

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A Whole New Way

So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.–Genesis 12:4  Abram’s journey towards finding the will of God for his life begins expanding his understanding of the power of God. If you go back to chapter 11, you’ll discover…

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How To Move On When You Can’t Get Closure

“We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near; people tell of your wonderful deeds.” (Psalm 75:1)  When we go through a disappointing, traumatic, or devastating circumstance, it can be hard for us to move forward if we can’t get closure on the matter. Psychologists define closure as the ability to receive…

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