Tears, thorns and the power to recover from failure

How do you recover from failure?
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Spiritual Abuse and its harmful effects

Spiritual Abuse and its harmful effects

by Becca Ehrlich Trigger warning: infant loss, spiritual abuse A few years ago, I went on a 3-week retreat to Costa Rica to appear on a TV show called Lost Resort. On the retreat, we had group activities and one-on-one sessions with leaders of the retreat called...

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Faith reflections: Failure

Faith reflections: Failure

“Then I saw in the right hand of the one seated on the throne a scroll written on the inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals, and I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” And no one in heaven...

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