The Wilderness: Where God Sees Your Wounds

El Roi -“The God Who Sees Me” “I’ve been forgotten, and my heart feels so heavy and weak. Why was I not enough? What could I have done differently? What did I do to be treated like this, or is this something I just deserved?”. These are just some of the things that I believe Hagar may have asked ...

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Core Wound: I Am Unknown

As humans we desire to be known and connected intimately and deeply to others. This is evident in our evolution and integral in our psychological needs. We can see this in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which depicts a five tier model of human needs in a hierarchical fashion. From the bottom of the ...

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Core Wounds – “I Am Unknown”

The desire to be known is at the core of the human experience. We were created for a relationship with God and for relationships with each other, in which we are fully known and fully loved. This is why the core wound of “I am unknown” can feel especially deep and painful. A core wound is pain that ...

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A Holy Stillness and a Prayer for the Lonely

A Holy Stillness and a Prayer for the Lonely In conversation with colleagues and friends recently, over and over again, folks are expressing the same feeling: TIME IS STANDING STILL. Have you heard the saying “time moves quickly when you’re having fun?” For a lot of us, pandemic life is the ...

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The Permission to Grieve

The Permission to Grieve Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”  When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit ...

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