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Copyright 2019  Jerry and Denise Basel

 Living from a Healed Heart                 Jerry and Denise's Blog

April 19, 2019

As we grow through the formative years of childhood, we typically learn various ways of adapting to adversity. Our true self--the one God placed in us from the very beginning--becomes covered over or even lost, and we start functioning from another identity—our false self. The false self can manifest in a multitude of ways: becoming strong and controll...

March 23, 2019

Consider the incredible love that the Father has shown us in allowing us to be called

“children of God”—and that is not just what we are called, but who we are. —1 John 3:1 J.B. Phillips

Of all the Scriptures the Father has emphasized in our healing ministry, some of the most profound have related to coming to him as a child. No matter how old we get, th...

August 15, 2018

Loving God,

Show me the truth about myself,

No matter how wonderful it may be.

—Cecil Murphey

Let’s read the above quote again, and this time make it a prayer: 

“Loving God, show me the truth about myself, no matter how wonderful it may be.”

Does that last line grip your heart like it does mine? I can feel my heart smiling—especially since I am expectin...

We are never finished being made into God's likeness. We are imperfect children in need of a Father who will never abandon us, shame us, or reject us. He can never give up on us - it's not in his nature.

In turn, he asks that you will not abandon yourself, shame yourself, or reject yourself. Just as God never gives up on you, guess what? He asks you to...

January 30, 2018

When we put up our guard, our shields, our fortified walls, then the energy to keep them in place has to come from somewhere. It takes emotional vigor to keep our heart safe behind our walls. We steel ourselves to keep our life support at acceptable levels. But we are in a battle—a battle for our very lives. (Excerpt from Loving God, Loving Myself)

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November 1, 2017

Many years ago, I (Jerry) operated significantly out of my false self. I didn’t realize it at the time but there were indicators that this was true. For example, I could not be vulnerable or transparent; I always had to “measure up” and I definitely could not fail. I often hid my imperfections and my insecurities and I struggled with addictive tendenci...

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