Author Archives: Dr. Leslie Parrott

Suffering and Joy: The Whirling Dance

Suffering and Joy: The Whirling Dance

Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it… Be good friends who love deeply. — Romans 12:9-10 Clare was the first new friend I made when I joined our church. She’s a love-from-the-center kind of friend. Bright, beautiful, and open, Clare is easy to connect with. When I discovered we had a mutual friend in a woman named

How to Love Others Without Driving Them Crazy

A “No” uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a “Yes” merely uttered to please. — Mahatma Gandhi I remember a day in my clinical training when one of my professors said something that stuck: Any strength taken too far becomes a weakness. Once intimacy and cooperation become over-amped in a woman’s life,

The Brave Woman Who Wrote the Book That Started a Great War

I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did His dictation. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe One of my heroes is a saint named Hattie. A mom in her forties, Hattie was sitting in church one day, taking communion, when suddenly she had a vivid vision of an old slave being beaten to death.

Hospitality: Entertaining Angels Unaware

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. — Matthew 25:35 NIV My friend Arlys grew up on a Christian missionary compound in the heart of Muslim Tsanyawa, Nigeria. One of the vivid memories of her childhood is her

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