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Peace

Misty Mornings

The last couple of mornings, I have awakened to the sound of rain, my brain slowly becoming aware of the gentle patter on the windows before I dragged my eyelids open. I love rain. I love its peaceful rhythm, its... Continue Reading →

Can I Do All Things? Like, Be Content?

I haven’t been part of a social circle for a while now where people just randomly toss out of context Scripture verses into the conversation, but the other night I was reminded of the trend. We were watching Last Man... Continue Reading →

Beloved (Habibi)

It’s been one of those weeks. A conversation sent my soul spinning - back into old insecurities, having to fight off old lies. I thought that I’d matured beyond these fears, but it turns out I was just removed from... Continue Reading →

Rivers in the Desert

  Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The wild beasts will honor me, the jackals and the... Continue Reading →

Is God’s Presence Enough for Me?

  About a year and a half ago, I was standing out in my parents’ front yard with my dad. It was early evening, and I’d just had dinner with them. As we were talking next to my car, Dad... Continue Reading →

Why Going to Church is Part of Sabbath Rest

One of my favorite conversations with my grandma was about Sabbath. Grandma grew up in China in the first half of the 20th century as the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries. She loved China, longing for it well into old age... Continue Reading →

3-D Jesus

  Tomorrow is a day Christians commemorate as "Maundy Thursday," the day that we remember the Last Supper that Jesus had with his 12 closest disciples, and the night that he is betrayed and handed over to be killed by... Continue Reading →

Hallelujahs in Broken Places

Steven Curtis Chapman recently released his first-ever worship music album. I've been a fan of his since I was in high school, but in more recent years as I stopped listening to a lot of the newer Christian music, he... Continue Reading →

The Gift of Simplicity

Like millions of other people, I love Chip and Joanna Gaines.  Their show on HGTV, "Fixer Upper," is one of the things I look forward to every week.  In addition to how they bring beauty to the world through their... Continue Reading →

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