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Finding Intimacy in the Desert

A Lenten reflection from Sr. Anne Marie Walsh, SOLT

In the depths of our being, we all crave intimacy, connection.  We enter the world connected and remarkably well-equipped, even as babies, to draw others into relationship with us.  The very first moments of a baby's life have to do with bonding, with cementing fundamental relationships with mother, father, siblings, grandparents, extended family.  It happens in a rather mysterious way, before a baby has developed verbal language or conscious powers of reasoning. Nonetheless, by his very existence he draws people to himself by something that goes beyond a mere sense of obligation or duty on the part of the adults around him.

Agape, or the unconditional love of God for humankind, is sometimes described as being like the innocent love of an adult for a baby.  This is how God loves us!

From the beginning, this being in relationships is so much a part of us, so deep a need, that, by our nature, we are always seeking real relationships, …

Be Healed

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I am excited to promote Be Healed, the new book from marriage and family therapist Dr. Bob Schuchts. This incredible book takes you on a journey of personal, life-changing healing in Jesus Christ.

From vast experience of over 35 years as a therapist, Dr. Bob leads the reader to a deep encounter with Jesus that provides lasting freedom and share his own journey to healing as well. I highly recommend this book!

You can preorder it via hardcopy or Kindle here:

Or from his ministry website: www.jpiihealingcenter.org