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Seized by the Gospel

Pressed between the simplicity of your call, “Come follow me,” and the complex crush of my daily cross, I am humbled to my knees. Here, shaped by the gospel of Your foot washing love I can gently, patiently, fish for […]

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Immanuel Came

You didn’t hold Christmas back from my troubles. You slipped into my dirty world on a crowded night of cares, with a star and angels as a birth announcement. Chubby fingers curled around my broken heart before I knew I […]

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Pain Unwrapped

Patiently packaged within pain
is the gift of possibility.
Unopened or opened—content remains the same.

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The Night Watchman

Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of his might and because he is strong in power, not one is […]

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Model of Forgiveness

How do I turn the other cheek? Do I glare down my enemy with kindness? Slap them over the head with generosity? Silence them with my devoutness? Humiliate them with my humility? The goal of forgiveness can’t be to glorify […]

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The Sweet Fragrance of Worship

Mmm, what is that sweet fragrance? I am learning to crawl onto the altar of trust, daily, and die to self. Oh God, refine me. In the flames of suffering, nothing else matters but You. Burn off all that hinders […]

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Made in Your Image

  Twisted by confusion and sin— My body lay, crumbled, wearing rust among the discarded and dispised things of this world. Worth. Purpose. What were those? I was no longer useful. Until you gathered my broken pieces and welded my […]

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