The Upside of Being a Cracked Pot

Repairing your brokenness is always possible. You can feel of worth and useful again. It’s a little like God’s recycling plan. Continue reading The Upside of Being a Cracked Pot

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When the Victim is Male

In light of this month’s emphasis on suicide prevention, all need to be aware of the trauma associated with child sexual abuse for both boys and girls. Abuse affects more than one moment in time; it changes the direction of the victim’s lifetime. The victim may be a survivor in adulthood, but there is more to child sexual abuse (CSA) than what the ridiculous mandate … Continue reading When the Victim is Male

Love and…Relationship

God is love, as we’ve established in a previous blog via 1 John 4.8,16. He is the essence of, the origin of, and the definition of love. Love is, more often than not, a verb (an action) that is done for the betterment of another. What we identify as love is not emotion (a noun) but a response to another’s loving actions (a verb) toward … Continue reading Love and…Relationship

Love and…Mercy

Just as there are many words for sugar hidden on ingredient labels, there are several words and concepts for love strategically and subtly positioned within the pages of the holy bible.  One of these words is MERCY. To extend mercy is to withhold the wrath that someone who has offended us actually deserves in our eyes. When we’ve been wronged and the resulting anger and … Continue reading Love and…Mercy