Personal Change and Growth

Personal Change and Growth

Change

Change Anonymous (additions by WCT)   The interesting thing about the change process is that change itself is not our goal. Change is what results as we pursue a far more important and compelling goal: knowing, loving and “beholding” Jesus. In coming out of our brokenness, whether heterosexual or homosexual, we sometimes focus too intensely on our inner hang-ups, misbeliefs, past hurts and sinful tendencies. Looking inward, we may feel as if we’re gazing into an ever-deepening pool of confusion…

Struggles In Our Lives

Struggles In Our Lives  unknown author A man found a cocoon of an emperor moth. He took it home so that he could watch the moth come out of the cocoon. On the day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the moth for several hours as the moth struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and…

A letter to a friend regarding masturbation

Dear friend, You asked me, “What do I think of masturbation”…hum…boy, that’s a hot topic throughout the Christian world in this day and time! Personally, I don’t think it’s God’s plan or best for us…for some it becomes an ‘addictive behaviour’ and for some ‘compulsive’. When that happens, it becomes our ‘control devise’. We LOVE to be in control! The reason being is that at certain times in our life we ‘felt or perceived’ that we had no control, people…

Control Your Own Drawbridge

Control Your Own Drawbridge  by Henri Nouwen You must decide for yourself to whom and when you give access to your interior life. For years, you have permitted others to walk in and out of your life according to their needs and desires. Thus you were no longer master in your own house, and you felt increasingly used. So, too, you quickly became tired, irritated, angry, and resentful. Think of a medieval castle surrounded by a moat. The drawbridge is…