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Wherever You Go There You Are

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  I am not one typically to pick up on catchy sayings and adopt them as my truth, but this one has stuck with me. Many people tend to leave difficult situations and difficult relationships too quickly. By leaving, they usually miss the deep character training and lessons. Haven’t you ever left one check out line at the grocery store to go to another line that seemed shorter, only to find yourself waiting…

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Check Up

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  Is the trip to the dentist a pleasant one for you? If you brush and floss your teeth routinely, then the next trip will probably not be a painful one. Marital counseling can be like a routine trip to the dentist. Sooner or later you have to have someone evaluate the status of your current situation. It usually will determine if the work that needs to be done will be painful or just…

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Moving Forward After the Weekend

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    Six years ago I began working at our local church. There wasn’t anything conventional about how I got there. However, before I decided to take the job, I went through this process of counting the costs of working at a church. One thought that went through my mind was what I would find on the other side of “the curtain” as I started my employment at a place I had a…

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Hope for the Broken Hearted

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    Six months ago my husband and I attended Relationship Lifeline. After 22 years together, 14 years of marriage, a 20-year-old son, and a seven-year-old daughter, we finally hit a wall. We were in a drought of hope and pure exhaustion. We had been to counseling sessions, marriage retreats, and great marital classes. However, in our moment of truth, we were just plain tired. Like most couples, we got to a…

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Last Days in the Desert

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  Recently, my son showed me this movie trailer that really caught my attention. It’s a movie, starring Ewan McGregor about Jesus’ last days in the desert of temptation. Sometimes life or marriage can feel like you are in a desert. You feel like you are going from one side of something to another with only the shirt on your back, food and water. You are getting just enough to sustain yourself but you…

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