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This Sabbath December 28 at Richardson- “Dealing With Guilt”

“Love means never having to say you’re sorry,” proclaimed a sappy romance novel from the 1970s. I have come to believe the opposite, that love means precisely having to say you’re sorry. A sense of guilt, vastly underappreciated, deserves our … Continue reading

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This Sabbath December 7 at Richardson- “Dealing With Inferiority”

Perhaps you have heard the joke before. A man went to a psychiatrist and complained about an inferiority complex. The doctor listened to him for a while, then gave him a good news/bad news diagnosis: “The good news,” said the … Continue reading

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This Sabbath November 30 at Richardson- “Dealing With Fear”

After World War II a young shoemaker, Janez Rus, went into hiding at his sister’s farmhouse outside Zalna, Yugoslavia, because he was afraid he would be punished for his pro-Nazi wartime activities. For the next 32 years he hid because of … Continue reading

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This Sabbath November 23 at Richardson- “Dealing With Loneliness”

A number of years ago an ad in a Kansas newspaper read, “I will listen to you talk for 30 minutes without comment for $5.00.” The person was serious. It wasn’t long before this individual was receiving 10 to 20 … Continue reading

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This Sabbath November 9 at Richardson- “Dealing With Suffering”

Sometimes we suffer because of our own decisions. Sometimes we suffer because of the decisions of others. And all of us on earth suffer because of that poor decision made by Adam and Eve, our common ancestors, back in the Garden of … Continue reading

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This Sabbath October 26 at Richardson- “Dealing With Discouragement”

Life can be discouraging sometimes. Your health deteriorates, the people close to you are dysfunctional, everything you try seems to fail. There is hope. Some of the great people of the Bible faced serious discouragement (e.g. Elijah, David, John the … Continue reading

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This Sabbath October 12 at Richardson- “When Emotions Run Wild”

Have you ever had an emotional meltdown? You didn’t want it to happen but you just fell apart. You couldn’t think straight or function. Your relationships deteriorated. You wondered if you were going crazy. If it hasn’t happened to you then … Continue reading

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