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August 2019

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How To Help Without Enabling

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In a previous ministry, I met a young man who had a lot to overcome relationally, financially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. At times he made great progress. But when he made a bad choice, his past amplified the consequences. It wasn’t unusual for him to ask me for help, and it wasn’t unusual for me […]

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May 2015

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From jaded to joyful

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This is an article I originally wrote for the Christian Standard.   I knew how the game worked. Someone would walk into our church office, request to speak to a preacher, ask for prayer, and then tell a dramatic story of misfortune. They needed money and they needed it now. Their sister was dying of […]