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When I took early retirement, I had a plan in mind. That plan was to help people through Biblical counseling, and to write. Well, here it is! My first novel, “Dark Heritage” is officially released to the public! It is the first of a trilogy named “From the Darkness”.  Interested in reading a blurb? Diana…

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A Dangerous Woman

One of my absolute fave bumper stickers reads something like this: I want to be this kind of woman: When she gets up in the morning, Satan says, “Oh, crap. She’s awake!” Does this thought stir something in you? And just what does it stir: excitement, anger, fear, encouragement? It’s always given me mixed emotions…

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Does God Give Up?

Boy, just when you think you’ve gotten through all the junk from your past, something else smacks you in the face! Why? Six years after finishing a long, long round of counseling and emotional healing, I figured I was all fixed. Sure, I had a few rough areas left–who doesn’t–but surely those would take care…

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Has Jesus Won Your Heart?

I love songs that talk about the love of Jesus. I didn’t used to. Never really understood it. And I certainly couldn’t relate to those emotional women who waxed poetic about Jesus. What was up with that? You see, when I was very young, a cult tried to make me hate and fear Jesus. I…

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What’s In a Name?

  Remember the original CSI/Crime Scene Investigation program’s theme? The rock group sang, “Whoo-ooo-oo are you? Whoo-ooo-oo are you?” Of course, for the program it meant they would identify the victim and the perpetrator of a crime. For most of us, it comes closer to home. You see, we don’t really know who we are.…

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Renewing Your Mind

How pure are you? If you have received Jesus as Savior, your spirit is even better than the 99.8 percent purity touted by Ivory soap. We’re talking totally, completely, one hundred percent pure. That took care of the inner atmosphere of Sin, removing it as far as the east is from the west. So why…

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How Can I Deal with this Emotional Pain?

  Remember that line from “M*A*S*H? Margaret was terrified by the shelling and she said, “I don’t like being afraid. It scares me!” I think we can all relate to that! We can also relate to something like this: “I don’t like pain. It hurts.” Yes, it does. And it also scares us.

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Why Pain?

  We are not one-part beings. This means each part experiences a different type of pain. These can usually be classified as physical pain and emotional pain. They can also be named as body versus soul pain, since the soul comprises the mind, will, and emotions. Do we also have spiritual pain? I believe the…

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Separation from God

“My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?” These haunting words of anguish send chills to my spine. From a medical standpoint, I understand a lot about how much physical pain Jesus suffered for us. Crucifixion was torture to the entire body:   Nerves pierced by nails in the wrists.   The brachial plexus…

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Should a Christian Have Pain?

I finished reading “The Problem of Pain” by C.S. Lewis last week. What inspiration! He expounds on animal versus human pain, on heaven and hell, and on the fact that our fallen world is a place of pain. We live surrounded by it. We experience it. Unfortunately, we’ve also often been misled by ministers who…

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