Dear God… I’ve searched

Inside this dark and lonely place, I’ve searched for love, and peace, and grace. I’ve chased it here; watched life go by; Swallowing every stupid lie… The enemy dropped in front of me. I thought I knew but couldn’t see… That I’d been duped and made a fool, While trailing what I thought was “cool.”…

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Brokenhearted Riffraff

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the suffering and afflicted. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted, to announce liberty to captives, and to open the eyes of the blind. Isaiah 61:1 The LORD is drawn to the brokenhearted. Though…

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Lookin’ For Love

I’m lookin’ high. I’m searchin’ low. I’m lookin’ for that special glow! You know the one–it makes you feel, Like you could fly, like this is really… Where it’s at! The REAL thing! That gives life spark, and soul that zing! It’s love! I gotta’ get me some. I’ll know it when it finally comes.…

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Everlasting Love

I don’t believe there is anything in this world more counterfeited than love. So where would you go to find “everlasting” love? Is there even such a possibility? What is real love anyway? What does it look like? And, is there a love that will outlast everything this chaotic world can dish out? We are…

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Doin’ Fine!

Hey I’m okay–I’m doin’ fine! That is my story and my line. I don’t need you, when I’ve got me! I’m doin’ great, as you can see! I learned it young. It’s all I know. I’m all I’ve got! Life ain’t no rainbow. But in the dark, with none around; The tears they flow–without a…

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Hugging Porcupines

Hugging you takes some practice. So I’ll start out with a cactus. –Marilyn Singer (on hugging porcupines) Hugging porcupines ain’t easy! Neither is hugging your critics. And, may I add, hugging prickly Prodigals takes a heart full of Holy-Spirit-Love. Loving Prodigals is not easy for The Church. I don’t really understand why. They are our…

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Sail Away

When blackness gathers like the night; And skies are filled with jagged light; When thunder crashes; peals of doom. And stormy wind’s like nightmare’s broom… Sweep down across your world of right, And brush away what’s best and bright. And boat’s adrift; sails tossed and blown; In churning seas of boiling foam. Now compass gone–now…

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Carry On, Warrior Princess

People who need help sometimes look a lot like people who don’t need help. –Glennon Doyle Melton, Carry On, Warrior I never thought of myself as a Warrior Princess. Though I grew up in a warrior-household where it was every man for himself. We all had giant holes in our hearts but no one ever…

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Abandoning Ship!

“Dad, I’m not at all sure I can follow you any longer in your simple Christian faith’ stated the clergyman’s son when he returned from the university for holidays with a fledgling scholar’s assured arrogance. The father’s black eyes skewered his son, who was ‘lost,’ as C.S. Lewis put it ‘in the invincible ignorance of…

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Vulnerability, Clarity And The Light

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” ―Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We…

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