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What We Can’t Do For Ourselves, Meditations on Grace

Meditations on Grace It’s been 1o years since this humbling experience. 10 years and a hundred other things have filled the days and weeks, and stretched out the months into years, but it is so seared in my brain–a small but transformational piece of my story, a glimpse of where God would take me in…

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The Vulnerability Of Open Handed Prayers

Those of you who know me, know a bit of the struggle I’m living, this learning to pray expectant prayers, to believe in the God-sized dreams that apart from faith seem utterly absurd in their size and possibility. Prayer for me these days is a constant exercise in exposing my vulnerabilities and honestly, I am…

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On Owning Your Creativity

The more I learn about myself, the more I’m growing to see that it is possible to be something, whether I claim it for myself or not. The truth about who we are isn’t based on our perceived reality, but rather exists outside of ourselves, because it is truth. I am not God’s child only…

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The Long Way To Freedom-Living The Story

Here is the paradox of the thing we call freedom: the farther we wander from God and the more we try to break free from him, the more enchained we become. Every step we take away from him leads us farther from the freedom of Jesus and closer to the cruelty of Cain. – Steven…

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…As I hang the clothes, and watch the sun glint through the fabric, I see the way Christ shines through my life. Though I may have damp, wrinkled seasons, His gentle, daily washing of me, makes me clean again and again–and again. His love strings me out, and leaves me warming in the sun,His breathe…

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He’s in tears over his propensity to worry. He’s crying over his chicken fingers, I know this is more than the fact that he is admittedly over-tired. These tear come from a deeper place. A fearful place I know too well. He builds fences around himself by way of rules and regulations, 1,2,3 steps that…

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Lessons From The Kitchen (On Rising)

…we can feed the soul-starved of this world by sharing our broken selves… I come from a long line of food lovers, and some of my strongest memories are connected to family kitchens I remember in snap-shot snippets. It’s no surprise to me that I feel closest to God when I bake. It was only…

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It’s Holy week, and as I think on the crucifixion, on the sacrifice of Jesus, I am reminded through stories like this one that I share today, of just who I am, and who Jesus really is. Humbling–that’s the only word for it. His love levels me.   .  Sitting there, in the comfort of…

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It’s after 11:30PM when I finally fall into bed. I hadn’t intended on staying up that late but there’s work to be done and so, it just happened that way. It’s seems like it’s only minutes later I hear her calling out to me in the dark. She calls my name once, and I wait–sometimes…

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