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Afraid to Pray for Patience? Don’t Be!

Phyllis Nissila Woke up this morning with an exciting new challenge on my mind, one that requires a bit of courage. Even though the outcome, whichever way it goes, will be very good, thoughts around the particulars of this challenge … Continue reading

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On God Theories and Free Will

I recently listened to an interview with noted astrophysicist Bernard Haisch, author of the book The God Theory wherein he proposes a new answer to two old questions: why and how did everything come into being? From his background in … Continue reading

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How Did Jesus Treat Women?

I am re-posting a recent blog article written by Shirley Taylor at “bWe Baptist Women for Equality’s Blog,” found here: Shirley’ promotional material notes that she “writes with humor and common sense, challenging the church body to reclaim equality … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire: On Leaving Roman Catholicism 10 (Called to Peace)

To the post script of my series on “Is it The Silent Treatment or Emotional Survival”* a commenter responded by acknowledging his own realization of the sometimes call to silence which prompted this next post in my series on leaving … Continue reading

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Is it The Silent Treatment or Emotional Survival? Part 5, Post Script

Post Script: lastly, in this series on the difference between the harmful “silent treatment” and appropriate (emotional) “survival treatment,” this reminder and direction from the book of Ecclesiastes: (There is) “a time to be silent and a time to speak,” (3:7). … Continue reading

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Is it The Silent Treatment or Emotional Survival? Part 4, Medium Chill and Gray Rock

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Is it The Silent Treatment or Emotional Survival? Part 3, a re-blog, “Love: A Redemptive Force or an Enabling One?” ©, Cindy Burrell

Note: there are those called, I believe, to unwrap the riches of God’s Word on specific matters and by their faithfulness we get a glimpse again of the unfathomable love of God running deep in the Scriptures—despite other interpretations by … Continue reading

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