As she lay in a pool of her own blood hoping someone would finally come find her before it was too late, she struggled to grasp the terrible reality of her situation. Read the rest of this entry
Pigs have a sweet smell. Not the sort of smell you might associate with candy or flowers but the fermentation sort that goes with over-ripe fruit and grain. We think of them as Read the rest of this entry
Last blog raised the issue that we all need a transformational encounter with God. It sounds so easy but it is also messy and personally challenging. We will never beat our own alcohol issues or be able to help our family and friends with theirs until we begin the process of personal transformation. Facing our issues instead of hiding them is the reality of faith. Such an encounter demands a confidence in Jesus – conditional love doesn’t hack it.
But letting go is hard to do! How do you let go? It can be incredibly hard for those who have been hurt to ever let go of it and risk getting hurt again – this becomes a barrier to faith and a prison to life. We are locked into the past and unwilling to take the risk of breaking free from it. What is ahead is not clear to us, others say it is ok but they haven’t experienced what we’ve been through and they are not risking what we must risk.