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Stop Absolving God

Stop Absolving God 1920 1033 Laura Jean Truman

It is a shame to try to use our logic to absolve God when our hearts are breaking. Everything happens for a reason, says the preacher, but we have lost…

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Hold Tight To Hope

Hold Tight To Hope 1920 1279 Sarah Rennicke

Though You say You’re with me always, I feel left high and dry. You brought me so close to sweetness and then snatched it away and slammed the door on…

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Scar on the Cheek: Judas’ Betrayal

Scar on the Cheek: Judas’ Betrayal 1920 1449 Prasanta Verma

The kiss on the cheek planted swift, turns to thorny scratch, burns long and thin, drips red on black dirt. Fragile petals live a breath away, a thin vein from…

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Hosanna

Hosanna 1920 1279 Sarah Rennicke

What did the people think, as they saw You heading towards the Jewel City? What did they believe they would see? The survival of Your people? The placement of a…

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Sweet Light of Life

Sweet Light of Life 2791 1873 Sarah Rennicke

You saw it all. You watched it unfold, the tiny corners of my heart begin to fall. You even coaxed me to trust You with the places where I was…

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Enough Already

Enough Already 1920 1277 Patricia Alderman

As a child when I tested my mother’s patience, I always knew when I’d crossed the line. The Look could stop me in my tracks. The one that silently conveyed, “I’d…

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Wilderness Living

Wilderness Living 1920 1281 Sarah Rennicke

When He called my name to cross the waters, I did not know where it would lead. What wilderness lay before me, or even that He Himself would be taking…

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When The Good Things Become Visible

When The Good Things Become Visible 1920 1280 Kaitlin Curtice

M no waben. Mno waben. I held my three year old son in the early morning light, held him in the middle of my room as he stumbled in after…

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Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright 3872 2592 Sarah Rennicke

We’re chest deep in the Christmas season, yet I don’t feel merry and bright. My head is filled with frantic, stuffed to overload. My brother and sister-in-law are preparing for…

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Awakened

Awakened 1920 1285 Sarah Rennicke

We are all meant to be. Someone. Something. A flash of light through thick, syrupy darkness. We have been fastened together by dreams and shapes and symphonies, formed in the…

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Peculiar Road

Peculiar Road 1920 1280 Sarah Rennicke

Peculiar. It is peculiar, how this faith thing works. How in the middle of a hurricane comes a calm. How the twisted turns of life brings out a dependence from…

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When We Pray For Dying Children

When We Pray For Dying Children 2126 1408 Kaitlin Curtice

Last night when I couldn’t sleep, I got up to walk around the house for a few minutes before getting back into bed. I could hear the breathing rhythms of…

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