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Enter the Sanctuary

Enter the Sanctuary

Every year Webster’s dictionary releases a “word of the year.” It’s a fascinating exposé  on pop culture in a single word.  How do they choose it?  Emotionlessly. The process is based solely on search engine statistics and algorithms that determine which one word...
How Does God Bring Good Out of Bad?

How Does God Bring Good Out of Bad?

Nobody wonders how God brings good out of bad during good times. This is a question reserved for dark days – for seasons of grief, failure, and disappointment. And yet, it’s a cautiously hopeful question. Can God bring good out of bad? Can He redeem what’s been lost?...
Counselor’s Corner: 3 Approaches to Conflict

Counselor’s Corner: 3 Approaches to Conflict

In the 1950s, prominent psychologist Karen Horney established three patterns of adjustment when faced with conflict: moving toward, moving against, or moving away from others.  The Compliant Approach Do you long for approval and affection? When faced with conflict,...
Living in the Fullness of God

Living in the Fullness of God

Ask a Westerner to define “peace,” and chances are they’ll say something to the tune of “no more fighting.” Webster would agree. The dictionary definition of peace is “freedom from civil disturbance; a state of security or order within a community; harmony in personal...