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Redeeming the Emotions

Redeeming the Emotions

The emotions are an oddity of our human makeup. They play so much a part of our daily lives, often without us knowing it. The are constantly changing, swinging our mood with the moment, and more often than not, we are quite unaware of it. We know things are changing but not with the sense of “wow” my emotions just did XYZ. How Emotions Hijack Our Best Thinking The reason this is important is because of the role emotions make…

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What is the Gospel? | 5 Hope-giving Gospel Truths in the Story of Jesus

What is the Gospel? | 5 Hope-giving Gospel Truths in the Story of Jesus

If someone asked you “What is the Gospel?” Could you answer them? What bearing does it have? I think even many Christians today would struggle to answer. Let’s take a few minutes to consider five key facets of this ancient gem. 1. The Gospel is a message — From the New Testament books we call “the four Gospels,” Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, it is a message to be proclaimed. The Great Commission in Matthew 28:19–20 commands the apostolic Church…

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7 Truths of Emotional Healing I Experienced From My Kidney Transplant

7 Truths of Emotional Healing I Experienced From My Kidney Transplant

In January, 2014, I received a kidney transplant at Massachusetts General Hospital. This was an amazing experience for me. I showed up around 6:00 AM on the transplant wing of Blake 6. The attentiveness and care of the staff was amazing. Here are some universal truths about healing that teach us a lot about how to deal with emotional hurt . . .