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We Never Have to Go It Alone!

We Never Have to Go It Alone!

There are several parts of The Shack that are painful and difficult to read. The first is in the beginning when we read of the kidnapping of Missy, the search that ensues, and the realization that the kidnapping ended in death. While the ...
It’s Hard to Let Go

It’s Hard to Let Go

One day I was preparing to make a hospital visit when my phone rang and the voice on the other end said, "You need to come now. My dad is dead and my mom . . . I just can't get her to let him go." It was a family I'd had the privilege of being ...
A Passive-Aggressive “It’s All Good!”

A Passive-Aggressive “It’s All Good!”

"It's all good!" This is a statement that was widely used by many to mean anything BUT "It's all good!" As defined by Urban Dictionary, it is a platitude that covers so many emotions and situations but actually it says little; its only real ...
The Power of Judge Judy

The Power of Judge Judy

Our society has an affinity for certain judges. Judge Judy has it going on! In July 2010 when Judy Sheindlin's contract was renewed for Judge Judy, her salary increased to $45 million per year. It was later reported in October 2013 that ...
Are Mosquitos Necessary?

Are Mosquitos Necessary?

Sea levels are rising. Global sea level rose about 6.7 inches in the last century. The rate in the last decade, however, has nearly doubled that of the last century. Global temperatures are rising. The number of record high temperature events ...
It’s Hard Work!

It’s Hard Work!

Do you like to garden? You know, get down on your knees and dig in the dirt? Rarely do you find people "in the middle" in their opinion of gardening. Some people REALLY LOVE it - the whole playing around in the dirt, pulling up the old plants, ...
Imagination of Freedom or Fear?

Imagination of Freedom or Fear?

Mack and Jesus were having an interaction around Mack's walking across the lake, literally. Like Peter, Jesus wanted Mack to walk on water. Mack, in his skepticism and nerves replied, "What am I afraid of?" "Well, I am afraid of looking like ...
We Can Justify Everything!

We Can Justify Everything!

"One last comment," Mackenzie added. "I just can't imagine any final outcome that would justify all this." "Mackenzie," Papa rose out of her chair and walked around the table to give him a big squeeze. "We're not justifying it. We are ...
Hoarding Gifts

Hoarding Gifts

Do you like receiving gifts? "Receiving gifts" is actually a love language. Gary Chapman, the author of Five Love Languages writes, "Don't mistake this love language for materialism; the receiver of gifts thrives on the love, thoughtfulness, ...
Fixed or Open Mindset

Fixed or Open Mindset

Faculty of Vanderbilt University led a study on trust and how implicit beliefs moderate trust erosion. Harvard Business Review wrote an article about the issue of trust, "When Trust is Easily Broken, and When It's Not." The study shared that ...
Relationships and Experiences

Relationships and Experiences

Love cannot exist without relationship. One of the powerful components of the Trinity is that it shows us how God exists in relationship, and it is all about love. The way that Jesus, Sarayu, and Papa relate to each other in The Shack give us ...
Circles versus Chains

Circles versus Chains

How different would our relationships be with one another if we were in a circle of relationship instead of in a chain command or "great chain of being?" What if we examine our existence with one another? It's probably something we don't like ...

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