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I am a pastor and a clinical psychotherapist. My life's passion is defining healthiness from a human perspective and paralleling it to the holiness of God, divine perspective. Shifting perspectives creates a paradigm that is alongside of rather than over and against. The parakalein of God and the paradoxes of humanity are redefined. Humanity is all about winning and yet we are losing ground everywhere. Divinity is all about letting go of the desire to win and the fear of loss. The Divine embraces the world with loving care regardless of anything.

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An End and A Beginning

Posted by Don Paine

This is my last post on this site of parakalein.blogspot.com.  Parakalein is the Greek word for “being at the side of another, or called alongside of another.   There are season for one thing then another.  There are beginnings and endings.  One era gives way to a new era. 

I have a friend Mark Kelso www.muddyangels.com who wrote a song during a season of grief and loss that has a line in it that goes like this, “and in the end, we find out that there is not end”.  Perpetual growth, eternal life, and eternal peace and love are the ingredients of a harmonious and balanced world.

Like the one in Genesis 1:31 which when God looked at everything that he had made and how everything is in balance and harmony, he said ”it is very good”.

So look for me to blog about those things that are eternal, faith , hope and love and relationships which are the only thing that lasts forever.  These are my passions: understndign God, making sense our of nonsense, and seeing God present even in the dullest and sharpest of painful experiences.

So look for me at www.painespresence@wordpress.org or on twitter

@painespresence or at my website www.parakalein.org where you can arrange for coaching/counseling appointments consultations and speaking engagements.


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