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How do you handle conflict?

We are called to love one another deeply (1 Peter 4:8), but what happens when conflict arises? Conflictis a dreaded word in my vocabulary. In younger years, conflict meant withdrawal, tears, and insecurity. I was passive in every way, avoiding conflict initiation and conceding in situations involving dispute. Amidst adult age, upon revelation that conflict was healthy a...

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Amidst the loss

The biggest question of all, however, was wordless. Inexpressible. It encompassed an irrational fear that my prayers and my efforts were wasted.." I apologize for the heavy material that follows, but this is what I need to write about this week. I have a friend from high school that I've known for years. He's a very intelligent young man, quick-witted and humorous. B...

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God the father

A couple of weeks ago, I had a really strange dream. Grace and I were taking a small vacation in San Antonio to enjoy one last trip by ourselves before we welcome our son into the world. In this dream, Grace and I got onto a plane to fly back to Austin, which didn't make sense in the first place because who in their right mind would take a plane trip that could be covered ...

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