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Thoughts and reflections on God’s love and the Church.
The Lie of Self-Sufficiency

The Lie of Self-Sufficiency

Have you ever woken up from a dream with a new realization? A new perspective? A few days ago, I awoke with this thought in my head: The ideal of American self-sufficiency has twisted the way we...

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The Yoke of Love

The Yoke of Love

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. — Matthew 11:29-30 Many of us are...

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Welcome or Wanted

Welcome or Wanted

I was speaking with a young friend recently who shared her heart about feeling welcome but not necessarily wanted in her friend group. She explained that when they all gathered she enjoyed herself....

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A Case of Christmas Whiplash

A Case of Christmas Whiplash

Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright... — Joseph Mohr I recently arrived home from three months on a semi-off-grid island 60 miles from Auckland, New Zealand. When I left home in...

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Who Do You Say I Am?

Who Do You Say I Am?

Light unshared is darkness. To be light indeed, it must shine out. It is of the very essence of light, that it is for others.  — George MacDonald In recent weeks, a singular question has...

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Knowing God: A Matter of the Heart

Knowing God: A Matter of the Heart

Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. — Proverbs 4:7, NIV Have you ever struggled with the idea of what it means to truly “know” God? How is it possible to know the Creator of...

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Yahrzeit: Remembering a Loss

Yahrzeit: Remembering a Loss

Christians lack a ritual for the long and tiring process that is sorrow and loss. — Lauren Winner Between December 2021 and August 2022, our family lost four parents—both of my husband’s adopted...

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