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3 Reasons The Care of Your Body Is Essential To Your Faith

The rabbis claim that the purpose of a healthy body is to gain wisdom. I believe the purpose of a healthy body is also to nurture compassion. Both wisdom and compassion heal the soul of the individual and the community. These virtues—wisdom and compassion—enable individuals and communities to thrive healthily and in harmony. So the [...]

By | August 25th, 2018|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on 3 Reasons The Care of Your Body Is Essential To Your Faith

A Father’s Day Message: It’s Complicated

Father’s Day. It’s complicated. So, I’ll get straight to the point and say Robin was the only Father I really knew. He was my host father. I met Robin and his wife Kathy when I was 18. I was barely fresh out of high school, heading on a plane to Nova Scotia, Canada, for university. [...]

By | June 17th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on A Father’s Day Message: It’s Complicated

God, Pleasure, and Intimacy

I volunteered for one year at a juvenile detention center. I taught a program called “The Family” through drama. At the end of one of the sessions, as we were debriefing, I asked my participants what the one thing was they felt got them into trouble. One participant said the inability to delay pleasure.  All [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Health and Wellness Bible Study|Comments Off on God, Pleasure, and Intimacy

Suffering and Sovereignty

An excerpt from And It Was Beautiful by Kara Tippetts © 2016 Kara Tippetts. And It Was Beautiful is published by David C Cook. All rights reserved. Some of my most difficult conversations I have had in the midst of my cancer have been with believers who do not see God in a hard plan. [...]

By | March 24th, 2016|Book Reviews|Comments Off on Suffering and Sovereignty

Interview with Jill Lynn Buteyn on the Gift of Suffering

Suffering is a part of life. A part of the transformational life of a Christian involves suffering. Hence, suffering for the believer has meaning. The cross is where we meet our true selves in God and where we die to our false selves. It is where we forgive, where we surrender and where we learn totally to [...]

By | October 25th, 2015|Interviews|Comments Off on Interview with Jill Lynn Buteyn on the Gift of Suffering

Just Show Up: The Dance of Walking through Suffering Together- A Book Review by Etta Dale

Kara Tippetts and Jill Lynn Buteyn, Just Show Up: The Dance of Walking through Suffering Together, David Cook, 2015, 190 pages. "Love, work, prayer, and suffering will sustain us in the future as they have in the past. All who are here now, all who will come after us, will have no other tools than [...]

By | October 21st, 2015|Book Reviews|Comments Off on Just Show Up: The Dance of Walking through Suffering Together- A Book Review by Etta Dale

Review: A Friend in Me, Pamela Havey Lau

Book Review: Pamela Havey Lau, A Friend in Me: How to Be a Safe Haven for Other Women, Colorado Springs, CO: David C Cook, 2015, 208 pages. I just had a meeting with Pamela Havey Lau. Actually, I didn’t, but it sure felt like it after reading her latest book A Friend in Me: How [...]

By | August 17th, 2015|Book Reviews|Comments Off on Review: A Friend in Me, Pamela Havey Lau