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Day 31 – The Lens of Redemption; When Healing DOESN’T Happen

Miraculous healing happens all the time. We’re privileged to bear witness to it in our own marriage and in the marriages of many others. But, what about when healing doesn’t happen. That’s a tough pill to swallow. Yeah, no one … Continue reading

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Hope’s Hand

Deliver us, Lord, from our bondage; our withered hopes, Lord, like some desert water-­‐course renew! Psalm 126:4 Knox For the past 225 days, I’ve been holding on to hope with everything in me…and I mean EVERYTHING.  And, I’m still holding on day 226. The only difference is that today, I must go beyond holding…and extend hope’s hand to another.  

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Beauty for Ashes

What’s a woman to do when… The basket on the table contains the ashes of her brother… And sorrow comes parading… To bid one last goodbye. When she weeps as those who loved him… Reach in for one last touch. … Continue reading

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Love Doesn’t Wait

I wish the sun would stop setting. If, even for just a moment, God would stop it from going down… Right here in this very place. But, the sun will set… And, tomorrow’s ache will come long before I’ve dealt … Continue reading

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The Grief of God’s Mission

My life passage is Isaiah 61:1-4. Powerful? Yes. Purposeful? Absolutely. But, on nights like this…when grief grabs at my gut and anguish atrophies every muscle of faith I can muster…I don’t care about power or purpose.  I just want God … Continue reading

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The Grace of God’s Mission

“The people who survived the sword, Found grace in the wilderness…” Jeremiah 31:2 NKJV What does grace in the wilderness look like? It looks like… A morning message that stirs the Spirit. A gift from someone who has walked THIS road. … Continue reading

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The Mourning of God’s Mission

Some say, “GRIEF IS LIFE’S GREATEST TEACHER.” But, I’m not far enough along to agree or pass judgment… My heart-wound raw and gaping. Because frankly…if I had my way in the world tonight… I’d alter the anguish of my journey.  I’d pick … Continue reading

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