Dying to heal

a tombstone and grace covered with autumn leaves

Healing is a restoration to wholeness. It’s the process that knits those broken places in us back together after we have been wounded. But even in the process of restoring us to wholeness, healing does not leave us unchanged. It does not restore us to the person we were before…

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Using pain as fuel


There are essentially three ways of dealing with pain. We can attempt to avoid it, we can get stuck in it, or we can move directly into it and through it. Our culture, however, values only the first of these approaches. Whenever we encounter pain, grief, or trauma in our…

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