Tag Archives: 12 Step

Becoming Human After Horror

PTSD seems to be the diagnosis du jour while brokenness and injury pop up in conversations all over. It is important to talk about them, to bring out into the open things we were supposed to pretend didn’t happen. Yet wallowing in wounds is unhealthy. Faith and the community of faith have a pathway out of that mess, a pathway toward being human. Continue reading

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A Habit I Can’t Break

What do we do in our life when we have a habit which breaks us? Paul spends some time on this and though his response is complex, our 12-Step friends would recognize it easily. Continue reading

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The God I do not Understand

We spend a lot of time talking about the God in whom we believe. There is, I think, power in accepting the reality that we are embracing a mystery. Continue reading

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All Our Times

The concept is complex and comes, in part, from our 12-step friends, but part of the work of spiritual life and growth means dying. It means letting go absolutely into the hand that holds all our times. Continue reading

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Aecah Break-ah Lament

Lamentation is a fancy word we rarely use to describe the ongoing, drip-drip-drip of grief that colors life. And while we don’t like to talk about it (because it’s too much like wallowing) it is part of life too. And like every other part of life, God is still at work. Continue reading

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