The Faithful Among the Faithless

The book of Judges is not a popular book read from the pulpit or at home. It's a book of betrayal, faithlessness, idolatry, sin, and pain. It's a dark time for the Israelites. They are not far removed from Egypt where their ancestors were enslaved to Pharaoh, witnessed the miracles of the plagues and the red sea, the scribing of the commandments, bread from Heaven in the desert, and conquered cities...

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Happily Ever After Does NOT Exist

The story of two people falling in love, overcoming all odds to find happiness and live happily ever after is a MYTH, a legend, a well known story but false and inaccurate. The assumption is made that the happy couple live out the rest of their days in constant happiness, at least that’s what they say. Every “good” story ends with “and they lived...

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The Call To Be Perfect

I feel it when I look in the mirror at my unclothed self, when I try on jeans, put on make-up. I hear it when the dishes pile up and the house is cluttered. It weighs on me when I don’t fit in, when I feel left out, or don’t understand. It mocks me from my to do list and silently chokes me as anxieties take me from the present only giving me worries...

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