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Looking Into Brokenness

Looking Into Brokenness

Recently, I was granted the privilege of leading worship for a Women’s Connection gathering where I attend church. Though I had been preparing for it, it was not on my mind when I had the experience...

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Pondering Resurrection

Pondering Resurrection

The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised...

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Joy and Suffering: A Holy Paradox

Joy and Suffering: A Holy Paradox

I’ve met joy in the wake of sadness—mostly through the intimacy I’ve found with God and other people. — Nicole Zasowski, What If It's Wonderful? It’s been a hard few months for our family. We lost...

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Let’s Talk About Sin

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. — Ezekiel 36:26 Earlier this week, I was revisiting some old...

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Hope that Pierces Darkness

Most of us have probably experienced the heartbreak of dashed hope. Truly, such experiences can be crushing. But perhaps some of our unrealized hopes were merely wishful thinking. And yet, the longings we experience for that which is true and beautiful flow from the source of all hope. This is a hope that can never be destroyed, a hope we are invited to enter now—a tree of life that never fails to bear fruit. Jesus himself is our living hope! (1 Peter 1:3)

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Give Me a Heart of Flesh: A Lesson from the Grinch

I have loved Dr. Seuss for as long as I can remember. There’s just something about the whimsical drawings and made up words that make me smile. (I mean who doesn’t love gruvvulous gloves?) As a child, I checked out The Lorax from our tiny local library more times than I can count. The mere thought of “truffula trees” still brings me joy. When my children were born, I filled their shelves with their own copies of Dr. Seuss’ treasures.

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Standing Outside the House

I had stayed home and didn’t wander off, but I had not yet lived a free life in my father’s house. My anger and envy showed me my own bondage. — Henri Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son You’re...

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Resisting the Domino Effect

When I asked the Holy Spirit what I could write on today, I heard, “Your mom.” My mom? What about my mom? He said, “What do you like about your mom?”  The first thing that I thought of is that she...

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