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where can i go?

“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your [...]

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this journey of today

“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21

Photo Credit: Gaylon Wampler

I don’t always understand the journey of the day.
The sideways paths, the detours, the moments that slip away.
But I know the One who holds the hours in knowing and capable hands.
Which gives me assurance [...]

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the legacy that you will leave

Leaving.
We all leave at some point in our lives.
We leave a job. We leave a career. We leave a home. We leave a school. We leave an activity. We leave a group. We leave a grade level. We leave an identity.
It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do…eventually, we all leave.
I made a [...]

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follow the way of love

I really, really hate to admit this, but there have been times when people get under my skin. Please forgive me. But it is true.
I get irritated, frustrated and annoyed. Bent out of shape, angry and drained.  Offended and hurt, perplexed by their behavior. It festers deep under the skin like an itch that can’t [...]

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it is well

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

Looking out of the kitchen window I see gray skies. The springtime rain is more of a mist falling from [...]

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respect the path of grief

Grieving is a funny thing.
It’s amazing how you can be rolling along, smelling roses and such, and all of a sudden…BAM…it hits you. It comes out of nowhere, this longing for the old normal, and how unsteady you feel in the new normal. Maybe it’s a conversation with a friend or colleague, or maybe you’re [...]

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God is always

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

Through the in’s and out’s, the upside downs’s and the right side up’s, God is always.
He’s working and refining and completing all good things for our lives.
Even in the barren seasons [...]

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it’s the little things

“…and after you have done everything, to stand…stand firm…” Ephesians 6
It’s never easy, is it?
The curveballs that come our way, the challenging people we engage with on a regular basis, the quick swipe through our social media accounts reminding us that we missed out on something, or we are obviously not as happy and fulfilled [...]

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again

I am here again,
Needing your grace again,
Pouring out my heart again,
You have proven faithful again.
I tried again,
To go my own way again,
And you drew me back again,
Your mercy sustains again.
I come weary again,
God, I’m empty and tired again,
I’m reaching for you again,
You hold me in grace again.
So desperate again,
My soul aches for your Word again,
My [...]

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ambition will get you nowhere

We strive. We push. We plan. We pursue. Through blood, sweat and tears we power on to meet our goals, fix our problems and cling to control.
In our striving, pushing, planning and pursuing, we oftentimes find ourselves empty, weary, angry and spent.
We gained, but we also lost.
Ambition will eventually fade into either self-reliance and pride, [...]

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