Category: Redemption

Deep Programming and Core Beliefs

I have discussed core beliefs on this blog (Core Beliefs and Double Distortions, Gridlock and Core Beliefs, Core Beliefs) .  After my “career” in therapy, I thought I’d covered all the ground until I landed on core beliefs.  I learned that after putting in…

Atonement and Forgiveness: Another Perspective

The Jewish New Year is fast approaching.  In the Jewish calendar, the month before Rosh Hashanah is called Elul.  In Jewish thought and tradition, the month of Elul is considered to be a time when God is “in the field”.  He is to be…

What Matzo Can Teach Us

We are in the middle of celebrating Passover.  That means lots of matzo.  If you’ve ever eaten matzo, then you’ll notice that it gets on everything.  I have crumbs everywhere.  It is the perfect food for fairy tales and getting lost in the woods….

Three Days

What’s it like to read the same story over and over again and know the ending? Children seem to love this.  My daughters each had a favorite story that they insisted I read them repeatedly.  Each time I read it they were wide-eyed with…

Origin Stories

I don’t know how many people are familiar with the idea of “generational sin”.  There are many ministries in different streams of the Christian faith today that deal with myriad flavors of this idea.  The foundation of this notion is that we are affected in…

For Further Flourishing

I nearly dropped my cup of coffee this morning when I saw the Rainer Höss had commented on yesterday’s post.  I choked out a loud, “Holy crap!”  As it turns out, Rainer has a website and Twitter account, and he, too, has written a…

One Question

I spent time with a friend today.  The weather is beautiful here right now.  Autumnal perfection.  It’s easy to sink into contemplation when straddling seasons.  It feels a bit like summer but not quite.  The bright, red Maple leaves announce the coming fall temperatures….

Outer Limits and Beyond

I have something a bit controversial to discuss in order that I might make my point so buckle up if you are easily offended or sensitive.  I came across a ministry founded by Robert and Susan Irwin called Become One Flesh.  They have a…

Living in Color

How you see yourself is not necessarily based on the truth but rather through a series of filters activated by life experiences. What might we really look like and who might we really be without the filters?

A Rest Stop

I was reading an article today taken from a magazine entitled Critique: A Ransom Fellowship Publication, and I want to share part of the article with you. “Today the notion of God’s judgment tends to prompt discomfort rather than assurance, a reason to disbelieve…