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small fires

I used to try to justify myself, insisting that I do the best I can. But with every word as I spoke, I fell further and deeper beneath man’s curse. Each fire fell from my mouth like flames from Hell, encirculating me in condemnation created by my smallest member: the tongue. James said, “The tongue…

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keep your pearls closer

“Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.” Matthew 7:6 Ladies, please listen to me: your testimony is not for everyone. Your testimony is sacred. Your testimony is infinite. Your testimony is irrevocably tied to your heart. When others abuse…

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how much bread do you have?

But Jesus said, “You feed them.” “With what?” they asked. “We’d have to work for months to earn enough money to buy food for all these people!” “How much bread do you have?” he asked. “Go and find out.” Mark 6:37-38 The miracle of Jesus feeding the five thousand is the miracle of miracles. A…

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why i deleted your number

  I’m sorry. I deleted your number. Well, why did you take it then? I don’t know. It was easier to take it and delete it later… Sigh. I couldn’t explain then; so I’ll try now. I deleted your number because I know you already. Well, scratch that. I don’t know you. But I know…

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let love take the wheel

The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though she may stumble, she will not fall, for the Lord upholds her with his hand. Psalm 37:23-24 Let’s go. I’m in the passenger seat, my head hanging out the window, my hair blowing in the winds of your grace. It feels…

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let us linger on every word

“So they arrived at the other side of the lake, in the region of the Gerasenes. When Jesus climbed out of the boat, a man possessed by an evil spirit came out from the tombs to meet him. This man lived in the burial caves and could no longer be restrained, even with a chain. Whenever he was…

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friend of God?

“The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him,     and he makes known to them his covenant.”   Psalm 25:14 Long ago, while in the throes of a tug of war for my soul, (AKA middle school), I regularly attended church in Connecticut with my parents. This was a pivotal season…

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follow your feelings…?

How do you make decisions? Do you assess the pros and cons of every option, or do you just do what you want to do? I know what you’re thinking: Different levels of decisions require different decision-making processes. You might say that you dedicate more thought and prayer to the more significant decisions, and take a…

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whispered bricks

Thoughts are bricks that build a life. Some hold, some don’t. Some exist for the purpose of structure…Some, for divine design. Some are mine. Some, I thought were yours. You whispered bricks to me a while back, But I pretended not to hear. The command that should’ve been a pillar fell down without a fight.…

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an 8 year old’s conviction

I am the Lord, and there is no other;     apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you,     though you have not acknowledged me,  so that from the rising of the sun     to the place of its setting people may know there is none besides me.     I am the Lord, and there is no other. Isaiah…

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