grace

So, What Now?

So, What Now? 1920 1279 Robert Alan Rife

Recently, I spent words lamenting my egregious fall from grace. It was egregious in the sense that I had all the tools at my disposal for such a thing not…

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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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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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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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Come To You

Come To You 1920 1281 Sarah Rennicke

You tell me to come to You. Me, worn and weary, fall into You, and You will give me rest. Just come to You. Simple. Straightforward. Just come.   Am…

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The Fruit Borne

The Fruit Borne 1920 1280 Rodney Wilder

What was hoped to flower when sowed that tree your extinguished macabre?— the open-armed grotesque bereft of what our ransom robbed, wrung down loveless whorls, a presage wasted on the…

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Crucify

Crucify 1920 1280 Sarah Rennicke

“What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked. They all answered, “Crucify Him!” “Why? What crime has He committed?” asked Pilate. But they shouted…

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Because Of Grace

Because Of Grace 1920 1280 Rory Fry

Because of grace I draw each sober breath In a world punctuated by relapse And progressive depravity I brace for impact Safe in Your tender care My serenity intact No…

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Hope Still Springs

Hope Still Springs 1920 1440 Sarah Rennicke

  But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise You more and more. -Psalm 71:14     More energy leaks away when I try and keep You…

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Grace Comes To Us (With Blistered Feet)

Grace Comes To Us (With Blistered Feet) 1920 1440 Jay DePoy

I once heard a story about an old missionary. He had been afflicted with such a spiritual dis-ease that keeping the Grace of Christ to himself was no longer an…

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Dark Space, Black Matter

Dark Space, Black Matter 1920 1248 Sarah Rennicke

Before the canvas of the world was painted, the earth posed void, black, formless. Intentionally kept dark for creation, for becoming, purpose was published from shadows, from an ink blanket of…

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Sleeping With The Enemy

Sleeping With The Enemy 1920 1275 Heather Bailey

I’m going to ask you to imagine, if you will, a young lady. She could be in her mid-twenties or mid-life. Even at this age, the vast expanse of her…

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