You Can Begin Again

O Lord, now I have heard your report, and I worship you in awe for the fearful things you are going to do. In this time of our deep need, begin again to help us, as you did in years gone by. Show us your power to save us. In your wrath, remember mercy. Habakkuk 3:2…

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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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A Christmas Whisper

I have a simple wish this Christmas. My wish is this: That this Christmas your heart will hear God whisper. It might not be easy. You might have to get somewhere quiet—shut out all the outside noise. So you can hear His whisper to your heart… Ready? Okay, so there is this story, It is…

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Fishing With Jesus

Simon Peter announced, “I’m going fishing.” John 21: 3 This is one of my favorite stories in the Bible. I suppose because it’s not so much about fishing, as it is about the recommissioning of a man who had really blown it—and I mean big time! This is a story about Peter, the guy who…

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Broken Prayers for Tidal Waves

There is just no preparation for sudden loss. It feels like a tidal wave engulfs you. And while I was thankful, for all the cards and books I received from friends, there was one book, that literally saved me. Riches Stored In Secret Places, by Verdell Davis, reached down into that ocean of darkness, and…

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Hands of The Potter

Do we really believe our lives are created by the hands of The Potter? That is what Psalm 139 teaches us, that we are His creations formed in secret in our Mother’s wombs, and exclusively by His hands. I tell you, I have heard sermons for most of my life attesting to the truth, that…

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Kindness Is Compassionate Acceptance

Maybe our finest hours or greatest moments are not meant to be well known, but subtle, seemingly unnoticed acts of kindness felt by the souls we touch. —William Cory Stanley What do I mean by compassionate acceptance? Well, let’s begin by examining each word first. Google says COMPASSIONATE means: feeling or showing sympathy and concern for…

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A Closer Walk: Standing Barefoot With My Failures At The Cross

Some of us in the church are so quick to spread the sins and failures of others, aren’t we? We love to talk, especially about the latest dudes who blew it. It might be the kid who was just arrested for dealing drugs. The next door neighbor’s unmarried daughter, who we just discovered is pregnant.…

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Never Losing The Light: Weary and Worn Mariner

Oh, Beloved, I see how weary you have become. You have warred a “good warfare” but there is a limit to all that body, mind, and spirit can take. Day (and especially) at night—your enemy mercilessly attacks. You wonder at your despair? You wonder, “Why hasn’t this changed yet? Where is my relief?”—yes? Yes. But…

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