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Lament to Hope

Sometimes things hurt. A little more so when it’s from people we love and people we know love Jesus. I think it’s because there’s this expectation that we are reading our Bibles and allowing it to shape us. That we are aiming to live like Jesus did- selfless, humble, and brave in how we love… Continue reading Lament to Hope

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Bend

Perhaps your ears have been bending toward lies or your heart bending toward hurt. Perhaps your eyes have been bending toward fear or your mind bending toward doubt. It’s morning and the sunlight pours through the glass pane over my kitchen sink. Consider the daisies, Jesus whispers. These blooms that my littlest daughter picked fresh… Continue reading Bend

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Mountain

“Then Jesus said to the disciples,'Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, 'May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,' and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.’” -Mark 11:23 I wonder what went… Continue reading Mountain

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Drawn Out to be Drawn In

There is often a distance in our hearts between believing and trusting. I may believe a bungee cord can do its job, however, I may not be first in line to strap it on and take the plunge. Trust takes action. This is why the 'Trust Fall'  has become the model object lesson. Without the… Continue reading Drawn Out to be Drawn In

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He Will Teach You

Adversity, suffering— these are not words we like to define the seasons of our life with. Yet, these hard, hurt-filled, and confusing moments press upon us like a crashing wave and we wonder, where are you God? He always answers, “right here - my beloved, right here.” In these moments we have a choice: We… Continue reading He Will Teach You

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Unimaginable

“My ways are far beyond anything you could ever imagine” Isaiah 55:8b If I were to dream up a sunset, it wouldn’t come close to this masterpiece. God’s plans are greater than mine. His ways always better. In the midst of the wrestle with fear, sadness, disappointment and hurt, He paints the sky with wonder… Continue reading Unimaginable

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Ablaze

We are carriers of light. Yes, within you is the full light and life of Jesus. And this brilliant light you carry, though it may only feel like a flicker, is ready to break forth and shine on this broken, weary world. We carry the light of Jesus in our hearts, but for many of… Continue reading Ablaze