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Our forgiving God

Originally posted on Wisdomforlife:
Remind yourself often of these truths “If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness.” (Psalm 131:3-4) “The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving,…

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Hope for the broken hearted

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  Have you ever felt overwhelmed with sadness? What do you do when the normal functions of life become burdensome? When we experience great loss, for example, a crippling despondency can overwhelm us. Parents experience this debilitating grief…

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No room for sadness (a closer look at depression)

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 Standard criteria for diagnosing depressive disorder does not adequately distinguish intense normal sadness from biologically disordered sadness. Feeling depressed? You’re not alone. Treatment of depression in outpatient services increased by 300% toward the end of the…

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Discontentment can sneak up on you

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People who are discontent with their lives tend to spread dis-contentment to others. (notice the dis on contentment). If you spend too much time with discontented people, you might feel pulled toward their negative perspective. Let’s be…

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Four reactions to culture

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Angry combatant – calling for a crusade Political activist – electing the right politicians. Disillusioned despondency  – taking a sabbatical Piously disengaged – retreating into an apolitical Christianized subculture — views political engagement is a distraction from evangelism and…

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Why believe?

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After his roles as senior researcher at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Anthropology and Mind, and Lecturer in the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, Justin L. Barrett became the Director of the Thrive Center for Human…

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Ten guidelines for reconciliation

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Those who have been significantly (and repeatedly) hurt are not wrong if they feel hesitant about reconciling with their offenders (see – Forgiveness and Reconciliation) When an offender is genuinely repentant, however, it’s important to be…

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