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They Say The World Is Round

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They say the world is round. But I think it has sharp edges. I walk out of my door and I see new life bursting forth in glorious array, dogwoods and birds, tulips and caterpillars. All of creation sings of his glory. But through another door in another part of the world is a baby girl in an airport terminal, bloodied, crying over her mama. (Video here; hard to watch…

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(Thanks to Nicki Metcalf photography for capturing this moment–God is so good, and I am overwhelmed by the way he moved at un/defined. What a joy.) This is a full season. I have known “full” before–with busyness, with young children, with impending changes. But this feels like a new kind of full–a deep passion to bring scripture to you, to let God’s word alone do its work in your soul….

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Post-Retreat Reality

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  Hey friends, on the heels of un/defined, I wanted to republish this post I wrote a while ago about getting back to reality after a “mountain top” experience at a retreat. Hope it’s helpful to you!  Drawing back on my decade-ish of retreat experience, this is what I know: I know that what has happened in our hearts this weekend is not as important as what will happen in…

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Full Life.

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She hurries along the well-beaten path, shielding her face from the sharp rays of the sun. Many have walked these steps—earlier this morning and for generations before, seeking the water so necessary for every part of life. The family tree has splintered, but the roots stay connected here at Jacob’s well. In the stories she knows, wells always hold promise—where Isaac and Rebekah’s love story began, where Jacob first loved…

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Running in the Dark

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This morning I dragged myself out of bed to run. And by run, I mean stagger through the dark and call it exercise. It was soupy-fog-dark, a dark that made even my feet feel far away, swallowing the dim beam of my flashlight before it ever had a chance to shine. Faith is running in the dark. It’s putting one foot in front of the other even when you can…

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A Morning Rescue Prayer

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Father, be kind to me for I am not good at being kind to myself  Father, be near to me I’ve wandered so far and cannot find my way home  Father, be strong for me for I’ve carried burdens too heavy for my heart  Father, be real to me I’ve fashioned a mirage of impressions and smoke  Father, show love to me for I need more than doctrine to know I’m alive …

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