31 Jan 2009

“courage, dear heart”

These are the words that Aslan spoke to Lucy on the Island of Darkness in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  Tonight, I heard those words as I summoned my courage and made a phone call.  I’ve had the number of a woman who runs a support group from our therapist for a while now […]

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29 Jan 2009

this means war

Sometimes in today’s world, we don’t talk about spiritual warfare as though it’s real.  We talk about how much God loves us and how Jesus came to fill in the gap for us, but we don’t talk about an Enemy who is more than real, the author of evil, and who has set his will […]

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21 Jan 2009

boundaries

Recently, someone on one of my husband’s support-group e-lists wrote about “broken walls” in regard to an addict.  I realized, while reading it, that “broken walls” are equivalent to “broken (or missing) boundaries” as well. Brian A. (the author of the original note) wrote: A good description of an addict is a “city without walls,” […]

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09 Jan 2009

i am not a rock

Simon & Garfunkel sang a song back in the 60s called “I am a Rock.”  Selected lyrics are as follows: I’ve built walls, A fortress deep and mighty, That none may penetrate. I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain. It’s laughter and it’s loving I disdain. I am a rock, I am an […]

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