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Thoughts and reflections on God’s love and the Church.
Personal Update from Bruce and Shay

Personal Update from Bruce and Shay

Happy summer everyone! We hope you are managing to get in some good outdoors time and are having fun. Here in Raleigh, the dog days of summer are finally here and it’s hot! Air conditioning is our...

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Are You Wearing Fig Leaves?

Are You Wearing Fig Leaves?

Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. — BRENÉ BROWN Who doesn’t want to be seen by others as put-together and successful? We...

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Every Tribe and Every Nation

Every Tribe and Every Nation

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in...

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The Law of Love

The Law of Love

Love one another always. There is nothing else that matters in this world except love. — Victor Hugo When I was in high school in the late 1980s, I encountered something that touched my heart like...

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You Are the Body of Christ

You Are the Body of Christ

Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours...

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Eyes Open to Wonder

Eyes Open to Wonder

When I was in high school, my dad started taking my family on trips. He spent his four high school years in a different country and he always wanted to give us that experience. When he couldn’t move...

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Stop Trying to Renew Your Mind

Stop Trying to Renew Your Mind

Battling fear, depression, or anxiety can sometimes feel like being trapped in your own head with no way out. As hard as you try to push them away, the intrusive thoughts seem impossible to escape....

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Your Story Matters

Your Story Matters

“Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.” — Madeleine L'Engle I’ve been thinking a lot about the power of story lately. This past weekend my husband and I attended a...

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Let’s Talk About Doubt

Let’s Talk About Doubt

At that instant he knew that all his doubts, even the impossibility of believing with his reason...did not in the least hinder his turning to God. All of that now floated out of his soul like dust....

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The Thrill of Hope

The Thrill of Hope

For the last decade or so, Easter has been my favorite holiday. I’m a black-and-white thinker, and logically, Easter was when death was defeated. Easter was the day our destinies changed. We were...

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