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December 20, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

I hope this does not seem self-indulgent. It is simply a short story about love. When I was growing up, my parents would ask me what I wanted for Christmas. I only remember asking for two things. In third grade I asked for a trumpet, which I still blow, after I clean off the peanut butter streaks and dry slobber on the mouthpiece left by grandchildren. In twelfth grade I asked for the Duane Allman double anthology record album. 

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December 12, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

“Almighty God, why have you done this to us? Have you no heart, no feelings? Have you no eyes to see with? Have you no ears to hear us with? You are wicked, O Lord, as wicked as a man.” These are the words of a Jewish man who was watching people die while being driven in a dank, vomit and blood-laden, over-crowded truck from a ghetto in Hungary to Auschwitz. He had entered the extremes of human pain. Though laconic by nature, he could not hold back. He had to speak this anti-psalm.

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December 04, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

A recent article targeted the movie industry for lagging behind television in its depiction of homosexual and lesbian heroes. No doubt there will be television and movie parity on this indicator in the next couple years. Articles like this offer us another occasion to consider how we think about such things. Here are a few thoughts.

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November 26, 2013 - Robyn Huck - Blog Post

There are times, actually many times, when I do not feel capable of doing what I’m called to do. I look at the day’s schedule of counseling and other commitments and say, “No, God, I can’t.” But as soon as I’ve brought him into the conversation, something changes. 

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November 19, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

An update on my own fears.[1]  A few months ago, I had a panic attack. Its appetite continues to be insatiable. More, more! Fears love to keep encroaching into everyday life. It’s as if a black hole lives inside of you. Life and even sleep are sucked into it. Here are some things that have helped and some things I am learning.

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November 07, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

Human beings have a complex inner life of motives and intentions. If we ignore them, we won’t understand people. But sometimes—we just don’t care about people’s motives.  But I didn’t mean to…

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October 29, 2013 - Ed Welch - Blog Post

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (Rom 12:12)

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