“Heal Me or Kill Me” (breadcrumbs to freedom)

This blog I wrote was originally published as an article in our church’s quarterly magazine. This magazine is published online at http://www.rlministry.org. I spent my freshman, sophomore, and junior year of high school praying the following prayer: “Heal me or kill me.” I meant it with all of my heart. I wanted either freedom orContinue reading ““Heal Me or Kill Me” (breadcrumbs to freedom)”

People Are More Important

Pride or Relationships? Your choice. But you cannot have both. Over the last few days, a man was sharing with me that after years, he finally reconnected with someone in his family. That’s right, years. And the person lived in the same town. You know how the story goes. An offense leads to a fewContinue reading “People Are More Important”

Personal/Pastoral Confession: I Have Had Trouble Believing Sometimes

I wonder who will approach me and what they will say over the next few days and weeks concerning this blog. On the other hand, hopefully many people who share my struggle will be encouraged. As a person first and as a pastor second, I confess that there are times I have had a veryContinue reading “Personal/Pastoral Confession: I Have Had Trouble Believing Sometimes”

Psalms 106 Meditation

As mentioned in a previous blog, I have been reading the book, “Boundaries in Marriage,” by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. The first part of the book was informative and good. However, the second part of the book is really challenging me. As I read the stories of these two Christian psychologists, itContinue reading “Psalms 106 Meditation”