Books, Obedience

For the next several Monday’s I’ll be reflecting on thoughts stirred by reading Mary DeMuth’s upcoming book, Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus. The following is a reflection the ideas in chapters 5 & 6 In a certain past season of my life, I allowed worrying about maintaining a relationship…

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Children, Compassion, Obedience

I pass their faces I don’t know how many times a day. They’re  held there on the door of our refrigerator, a cool box that holds more food at our fingertips than they probably see in a month. That thought stings. I put them there so I’d remember to pray for them, so I’d see…

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Children, Compassion, Love, Obedience

Tanzania

By now some of you may already know that a group of Compassion bloggers are in Tanzania for the next week and a half. If you have never followed a Compassion blogging trip this would be an excellent time to grab your tissues and start reading along. I promise you, you will never be the…

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Children, Courage, Growth, Living for Christ, Obedience

“I’m going to do something nice for our neighbors” He smiles at me in the low light of darkening bedroom. I see his teeth shining up there in the top bunk. “Oh yeah?” I question him, interested. “Like what”? “I’m going to tell them how much Jesus loves them!” His enthusiasm is palpable. He is…

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Five Minute Friday, Grace, Lent, Obedience

“It still remains true that no justification of virtue will enable a man to be virtuous.” C.S. Lewis It’s possible to count gifts and still miss them at the same time. I wouldn’t have thought as much, until I realized I was doing just that. Counting with my head not my heart. There are gifts…

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Dreams, Faith, Obedience, Surrender, Trust, warfare

It’s been a hard week here. I can’t fully form the words yet for the experiences of it, but as I read Lisa-jo’s prompt today, Brave, I think I am not equipped to write on this. Not today, not this week when I have acted the fool, thinking I had been so brave myself, all…

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Growth, Obedience, Sisters In Bloom, Struggle

The soul knows no seasons for planting and sowing. The work of pruning and tilling, watering and learning the ways of good soil goes on, day after day, no matter the weather of the world. A heart ignored , untended to and mishandled risks sowing seeds unintended. The constant Gardener works tirelessly within us, that…

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