The little me inside

Haven’t we dumbed down faith into clichés of, “moving on” without focusing on the past?  There must be something really scary about looking into our pasts if we can’t do it as a body of believers.  After all, many of us have come from dysfunctional families into church so we can make sense of what …

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Spiritually dismantling pain

After years of scheduling three or four doctors’ visits in a week I relate well to afflicted patients and misunderstood medical phenomena.  I have had my chart flagged in many physicians’ notes for being a hypochondriac and I repelled people when seeking prayer at church.  Now, being on the other side of relying on a …

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Gluten or Candida Overgrowth?

Many years have passed since my days of dealing with IBS, so I had some concerns when familiar symptoms started manifesting.  As far back as I could remember, I had frequent bouts of abdominal pain associated with either constipation or diarrhea.  I was the child who routinely went to the nurse every morning with stomach …

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