Category Archives: testimony

The Spiritual Path of Grief and Growth

An excellent article by Brady Boyd, Senior Pastor of New Life Church, on the importance of grief in the process of growth.  “Hope is real. It is available. And it always prevails.” Brady Boyd The Spiritual Path of Grief and … Continue reading

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Noticing the Small Victories

Yesterday I visited a new chiropractor and x-rays were part of the exam.  I noticed a quizzical look on his face as he reviewed the films.  It wasn’t my spine that gave him pause, it was these spots on the … Continue reading

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Responding to Tragedy

The grievous shootings in Omaha and Tucson are deeply saddening, families have been devastated and precious life taken. Walking into church on Sunday it was on my heart and mind, the emotions overwhelming as we prayed for all those involved.  … Continue reading

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Remembering

For some, trauma isn’t the result of a single event, but instead a pattern of life without a single day to reflect or grieve.  For us, a window of just minutes encapsulates the traumatic and horrific shooting at our church. … Continue reading

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When God Doesn’t Do What He Said He Was Going To Do (via WhiskeyFoxtrot)

An honest, gut-level testimony about dealing with loss and trauma — its impact on faith, and faith’s impact on the journey of healing. “Bad guys don’t usually take the time to sterilize their bullets before they use them”, Dr. Fisher … Continue reading

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Heart Attack: Harder to Recognize Than You Think

We realized his heart had experienced a trauma and we will need to address the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of it, just as we had to after the shooting. Although a lesser trauma, the process will be much the same—assessing/grieving losses, dealing with mortality, rejoicing in life-spared, adjusting to a new normal. Continue reading

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