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Anticipating Joy

“Anxiety is anticipated terror. Hope is anticipated joy.” I heard theologian Jürgen Moltmann say this to fellow theologian Miroslav Volf on a podcast a long

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Emotional Disability

Is it possible that many adults in America have an emotional disability? That we have been taught to repress our feelings and rely on our

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Body Prayer: Throat

I used to “lose my voice” often when I needed to speak in public. I canceled multiple events because I couldn’t creak out the words

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Body Prayer: Nose

I started sneezing when we were driving home from an end-of-the-summer vacation. I sneezed maybe a dozen times? I said out loud, “Am I suddenly

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