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The Overflow from the Heart

“Our words are a faithful index of the state of our souls.” St. Frances de Sales It’s important to take care of our hearts, because what is in us will come out, whether we like it or not. When I returned from a mission trip to war-t

Repentance and Rest

“To do so no more is the truest repentance.” Martin Luther I’m amazed at how songs, smells, Scripture, and even food can cause me to return to a specific memory. Recently I meditated on Isaiah 30:15: “In repentance and rest is

Deeper Still

“Honesty gives others the freedom to be honest as well, opening up the possibility of deeper connection and friendship.” Shauna Niequist After church a friend came up to me and expressed her appreciation for my vulnerability in my blog po

Mary’s Miracle

“Christmas began in the heart of God. It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man.” Anonymous STOP. Take a deep breath. Exhale all the stress from the busyness of the season and inhale the Babe in the manger in the form of the Ho

A Significant Day

“Freedom does not mean I am able to do whatever I want to do. That’s the worst kind of bondage. Freedom means I have been set free to become all that God wants me to be, to achieve all that God wants me to achieve, to enjoy all that God w

The Kingdom of Heaven

“To want all that God wants, always to want it for all occasions and without reservations, this is the kingdom of God which is all within.” Fenelon I don’t want to wait till I get to heaven to experience the kingdom of God. I yearn to embrace t
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Trust Heals All Wounds

  “Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love, and the future to God’s providence.” St. Augustine of Hippo While reading Daniel chapter 6, the story about Daniel being thrown in the lions’ den, the H
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A Closet Full of Godly Character

“The expression of Christian character is not good doing, but God-likeness.” Oswald Chambers I go through the same routine every day. I open the closet door and try to decide what to wear, how I will clothe myself for that day. I usually

God’s Good Requirements

“The pearl of justice is found in the heart of mercy.” St. Catherine of Siena Open book tests delivered good news and bad news to my mind. I no sooner thought, Yes, I don’t have to study as hard or memorize the material, when this t

All About Him

  “Your life involves you but is not ultimately about you.” Priscilla Shirer I had a bulletin board in my fourth grade classroom called: All About Me. Each student had an opportunity to have their own bulletin board for a week highlighti
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