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What Do We Know About Ourselves?

Hurt people tend to hurt people. We’ve talked about it here before. Abused people abuse people. Abandoned people abandon people. We’ve all seen examples. But who hasn’t also seen that loved people hate. Indulged people deprive. The accepted reject. One of the recurring themes of the Bible is not only that hurt people hurt people, […]

Backstory for Israel’s Fall Holidays

Since the evening of September 28, the observant Jewish community has entered a 21 day holy-holiday season that encompasses the last three of the seven annual feasts given by God to Israel through Moses (Leviticus 23:4-44). Once again it’s important to remember that everything in life has a story. That’s true of the Fall Feasts. […]

Our Song?

Saul was a big man, good looking, and remembered for a consuming anger that was fed by his fears. David, Saul’s successor, could also be noted for his appearance–as for his adultery, many wives, messed up family, abuse of power, and conspiracy to commit murder. Instead, however, we remember David primarily for his music,  a […]

Jesus, Calvin, and 12 Step Awareness

While reading John Calvin (1509-1564) on John 4:10, I found some thoughts that resonate not only with the text he was talking about, but also with some of the basics of what we know as 12 Step recovery. Calvin says of the Help we all need, “We cannot aspire to Him in earnest until we […]

Our Story of the Star and Night Sky

We’ve talked some over the last week about the mixed emotions, memories, and expectations of the Christmas season. Some of our personal feelings reflect the star that came to rest over Bethlehem. Some of our memories blend into the darkness of the night… in which that star could be seen. In some ways, our story […]

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