Even when we pray for God to help us love someone, are we not really praying for God to change that person and make him or her easier to love? But what if I am the one in need of a change? Patricia Taylor shares insight on loving others in the midst of disagreement.
We are always told that we need to be forgiving. What in the world is forgiveness anyway? Patricia Taylor shares what she has learned about what forgiveness is, what it isn't, and how it works.
For many people, Mother's Day is not a day filled with celebration. For those of us who were abandoned or have lost their mothers, it can be downright painful. In today's post, Kathy Milans shares six ways to survive (and even grow) through a painful Mother's Day.
My mind began to wander, and by some divine hand, it began to journey to the cross. I began to see her life and mine in the light of the suffering—the whip-marks that tore his flesh—the stripes that He says will heal me. I saw my tormented heart reflected in his agony. "Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto his sorrow."
Is Jesus saying that the Pharisees are actually “holier than thou,” in need of less forgiveness, and therefore less able to love him? I don’t think so! But their thinking so might be their most self-destructive transgression! Rather, it seems Jesus is exposing their reality. I believe he’s calling them out by saying, “just look at this woman’s beautiful vulnerability with me…you can have this life-giving intimacy, too…come out from behind your protective religious coverings!”
Whether you are a clinical counselor, a pastor, or even just someone trying to care for your own soul, there will be something here for you.
United Theological Seminary recently hosted their 3rd Annual Light the Fire! Conference. The conference featured a dynamic group of theologians, counselors, biblical scholars and pastors...
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