Author: helengtodd

The truth about pain

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Life / Uncategorized

Pain is dreadful. Physical or emotional pain is equally unwelcome in our lives. We are willing to go many extra miles in order to avoid pain. Sometimes, we venture out too far. Instead of dealing with the root of pain, which often is a matter more complicated than we are willing to tackle, we go after quick fixes – addictions and other sorts of unhelpful tricks, just to numb the pain. But does it need […]

Activate the breakthrough: The Backgammon Strategy

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Nobody likes to wait. Waiting for a breakthrough can make you more miserable than the challenge itself. You have prayed, you have asked, you have knocked…You know all about waiting on God. You know that going through a trial works out perfection in you. In the process of waiting you either hibernate in a survival mode until heavens open and something happens; or torment yourself with gnawing thoughts of what else can be done that […]

Travel of passion and purpose: Why must we go?

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I am frequently asked: “Why does one need to travel across the world when there are people in our own communities who need Jesus?” “Wise man travels to discover himself” said a poet over a hundred years ago. This thought drives into the travel aspect of the Great Commission. By sending us to the “uttermost” parts of the earth to preach the Good News, Christ was not just recruiting helpers to save the world but […]