My Giant Church Inc series continues, but with a different take this week. This series has hit a nerve, and I’ve been heartbroken all over again reading others’ stories of spiritual abuse. Those who’ve shared their stories have received support and encouraging comments. Very few negative comments have been made, and I believe they come…

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I’m excited to be part of the launch team for Chuck DeGroat’s newest book coming in March, When Narcissism Comes to Church: Healing Your Community from Emotional and Spiritual Abuse. The connection between what I’m writing about in my Giant Church Inc series and the topic Chuck addresses in his book should come as no…

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I was excited to be part of the L.I.F.E Conference as an anointer for the first time in the spring of 2014. The previous year, my husband and I attended the conference after we went through the twelve-week curriculum with our small group. As an anointer, I would get to pray with the newest group…

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Today’s Monday School is about friends and faith and the extraordinary things that can happen when those come together. The story is told in three of the Gospels….Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In my opinion, the one in Luke is the better story. It’s a familiar story to some of us, but when I read it…

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I expressed my love for God’s people in the first post of this series:  I love the church. I love God and I love His people. My point in telling our story is not to cause division or call out any one church or organization, though it may do that. I think what’s happening at…

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This month’s guest post for the Live Like It Matters Challenge is by Roger Martin. I’ve known him and his wife for 35 years. They’re family because his brother married my sister. More than that, they’re precious friends. He published his first book called Partly Wrong: Admit It. Embrace It. Live It., which I highly…

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My friend was sitting in the corner chair when I walked into Panera Bread. She texted me days before to ask if we could meet soon. She had something to tell me and it couldn’t wait until our next workout with the group.  She stood when she saw me walking towards her. We hugged each…

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But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:21-24 These verses are quoted…

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