Whose side are you on?

“Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. ‘I’ll do the judging,’ says God. ‘I’ll take care of it.’” Romans 12:19(MSG) “But God, they’re wrong.” I whined in response to God so distinctly telling me…

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I’m Awake

“He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;  indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.” Psalm 121:3-4 (NIV) I find comfort in knowing that the One who holds me together doesn’t need a nap. I mean, I’ve got to be exhausting. I’m often impatient, loud, anxious,…

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Porch Swing Prayer

“For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.” Psalm 5:12 The wind is blowing. I’m watching the American flag in the neighbor’s yard dance proudly in the breeze. Actually, I don’t think breeze is the word I’m looking for. Breeze implies that it’s cooling in the heat of…

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But I Don’t Want To…

“But sharing the real stuff is a gift we offer to each other because it is something we need and crave. So it wouldn’t be bad to push ourselves a bit.” Lisa Whittle, Jesus Over Everything I often don’t want to be real. And by real I mean raw. I don’t want open up about…

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Such a Time as this…

“…And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 (NIV) It took me a while to realize that a “calling” wasn’t specific to a job title. I mean after all, Jesus was a carpenter not a pastor. That didn’t stop Him from preaching, teaching,…

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