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Talking Feathers on the Beach

Sometimes during our Florida winters I just have to see the ocean. No jokes, northern friends, it gets down into the 30's and 40's and I just need to be reminded that I'll soon be photographing little people on the beach again. As Benny and I strolled down the beach one winter afternoon a few years back I started noticing bird feathers and realized I should collect some f...

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When Hurting People Don't Need Words: Button One

When Hurting People Don't Need Words: Part One Editors note: Sheree is married to our Senior Pastor, Benny, and has been involved in caring for hurting people for over 40 years. She also has 7 kids who have needed care through many personal and family struggles. 4 years ago she decided to get some counseling training from CCEF (Christian Counseling and Education Foundatio...

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When Hurting People Don't Need Words: Button Two

When Hurting People Don't Need Words: Button Two Last Friday I talked about how caring for a suffering person makes the discerning person aware of how their pain results in pain in us. Even as we want to lovingly minister to others, we are affected by their suffering and often don't realize the urge to quickly talk is partly motivated by the urge to dispel the growing pai...

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When People Who are Hurting Need One MORE Question

Sometimes the urge to comfort a hurting person results in us prematurely sharing lessons learned from our dark journeys. ...

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When People Who are Hurting Need Questions: Button Three

When People Who are Hurting Need Questions: Button Three Editor's Note: This is part three of a series on how to care for suffering people. If you haven't yet read the first two parts I encourage you to do so before reading this post. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Grace, a woman who I had just met the day before, was describing through tears the horror of stand...

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So What Is the Alt-Right?

Jacob Phillips on the alt-right, white panic and the ways in which we subtly affirm our cultural values as preferential to others. ...

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