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  • Uprooted Hope Can Bloom Again — Even in the Soil of Grief

    Uprooted Hope Can Bloom Again — Even in the Soil of Grief

    “And now there remain: faith . . . hope . . . love . . . these three [the choicest graces]” (1 Corinthians 13:13 AMP) I vividly remember the shell-shocked feeling of disbelief after receiving the phone call — the words that introduced me to the deepest grief I have ever known. My only brother […]

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  • Fasting to Feasting—Lent as a Snapshot of the Christian Journey of Faith

    Fasting to Feasting—Lent as a Snapshot of the Christian Journey of Faith

    If you’ve ever dabbled in photography (as it appears most of us have with our smartphones) or been the one with three cameras and a bag draped around your neck at a sporting event, you understand a photographer’s quest to capture the perfect snapshot. The shot that brings life into crystal clear focus while also […]

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  • The Deep and Hidden Gifts of Grief

    Perhaps only a few who have endured the heavy hand of grief would ever consider it a gift. We give gifts because we are thankful, thoughtful, loving and kind. We give gifts to celebrate moments and milestones. Gifts surprise us, bless us and fill us with gratitude. So how could grief possibly be considered a […]

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  • Help, I Have No Peace!

    When my children were very young, I remember stepping outside for a moment to take a breath of fresh air and then crying out to God with an exhale of, “I have no peace!” While this may sound fairly common, yet quite relatable, to every mom of preschoolers, it was a profound moment of both […]

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  • Shelter-In-His-Presence

    As a global society, we have become all too familiar with what it means to shelter-in-place. The multiple hyphens in this phrase alone remind us of seemingly never ending days quarantined at home—in one place. By definition, shelter-in-place is the act of seeking safety within the building one already occupies, rather than evacuating the area or seeking […]

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  • Pay Attention to How You Hear

    What exactly makes a good listener? You might say it is someone who is compassionate, patient, and humble. Or maybe it has more to do with wisdom, life experience, and one’s ability to relate. Yet, perhaps the quality that makes the best kind of listener is the one who pays attention to how they hear. […]

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