Fruitfully Living

Helping Others

Self-Cutting: Why People Do It and How To Help Them?

Why people self-cut, self harm image

Self-cutting. I really don’t remember how exactly I got the idea to start doing it but I do remember the first time I tried it. My dad used to keep hospital scalpels in the house as an alternative to razor…
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How to Love Like Jesus

Love like Jesus, love of Christ image

Love like Jesus. It seems simple enough and yet I find that few Christians do (myself included). Instead, I see two extreme attitudes that run rampant within the Christian Church, pharisaical and permissive. The pharisaical person justifies their position under…
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Breaking Free: The Evolution of a Sexually Abused Child

Overcoming Sexual Abuse

It was a metal door that kept me imprisoned. I remember that door so vividly even though some of the other details of the room are a blur. He would shut the door behind me and lead me by the…
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How to Help Someone Overcome Extreme Suffering

I was recently asked by New Vision Community Church to help teach at a women’s retreat in Texas. The leadership team included two other amazing teachers and mature women in Christ. Honestly, I was the least experienced of the bunch,…
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Women’s Prison Ministry: Letters from the Forgotten

I am here in Laredo visiting my parents who are the pastors for New Vision Community Church (NVCC). A few of the women at the church are involved in a women’s prison ministry in Nuevo Laredo, a town in Mexico right…
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A Better Way to Christmas Shop

Every Christmas, the average American spends $800. The profits from those sales will mostly benefit the shareholders, executives, and owners of those companies. Although many of these companies do make donations to charities, it is usually a tiny fraction of their earnings.…
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