daughter day one

“Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” – Luke 8:48 “Daughter.” In a time and culture where fathers advocated for their daughters, this woman came to Jesus alone and ashamed. She was known to all as unclean, and there was no father to defend her or speak on her behalf. Upon touching […]

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Ben

“The LORD said, ‘I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings. So I have come down to deliver them from the power of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that […]

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ohana

Dear Family, What does this word actually mean for you? You toss that word around when it’s convenient for you, and when it’s not, you hoard it to yourselves and keep it exclusively. When has that word ever been used to describe us? Yet you asked me this week—no, you shamed me—in order to convince […]

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eternity

Where the desert is covered in roses [Isaiah 35:1] Where I can outshine the stars in a single day [1 John 2:25] The face of God isn’t hidden [Revelation 22:4] When I wake into eternity [1 Corinthians 15:51-53] Where the shadows are never discovered [Revelation 22:5] Tears are nothing more than a memory [Revelation 21:4] […]

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regret

I have regrets that eat at my heart. When I was 8-years-old, I met a friend. He was best friends with my friend’s brother. Yeah, he was a boy, and boys at that age would terrorize girls here and there, but even at the age of 10, he was sweet and tenderhearted and would show […]

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Glass Heart

A piece of glass is created from chaos. It comes about when sand is struck by lightning hotter than five times the surface of the sun. Or it is created in the heart of a volcano. It is transparent. Glass has no means to lie. It is recognizable by anyone. It is vulnerable. It is strong […]

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It’s a Wonderful Life

I could have died when I was fourteen. No, I didn’t run up against any near death accidents or get kidnapped by a maniac or anything that dramatic. No one was threatening my life either. Except me. My dear reader, I know by now you’ve picked up a bit on how traumatic my childhood and […]

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