Category Archives: Recovery

Hope…

It has been many years since G. Geftakys was excommunicated in Fullerton and the Assembly began to crumble. Many folks have found that getting over it and getting on has been tough and discouraging. Jon Acuff has a blog post on hope. … Continue reading

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Not of my Making….

Not of My Making: Bullying, Scapegoating and Misconduct in Churches is an account of Dr. Margaret W. Jones’ abusive church experiences. I was sent a copy of the book and invited to take part in Dr. Jones’ virtual book tour. … Continue reading

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Wish I could be there….

I’ve been reading Allen Shawn’s book, Wish I Could Be There: Notes from a Phobic Life. What piqued my interest in the topic was a comment made by an AK (Assembly kid) to another AK, “They made us afraid of … Continue reading

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Stepford wife…

We watched “The Stepford Wives” Saturday night. Definitely reminiscent of wifedom in the Ass’y. Easter Sunday music, “I know that my Redeemer liveth”, brought to mind another verse in Job, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.” … Continue reading

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So this is what stressed us out…

Time Magazine today has an article on “6 Ways to Handle Stress”. We…have a lot of misconceptions about who gets stressed out and why. Twenty years ago, psychologists almost exclusively blamed job stress on high workloads or lack of control … Continue reading

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Intensity addiction…

Someone returning recently from Wellspring Retreat sees that the Assembly produced intensity addiction. Insightful revelation! No wonder life often seems insipid now–no more great work of God, no more pressure to pray exalted prayers for it. No more frantic rushing … Continue reading

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