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Love that turns the world upside down

No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus Christ holds. Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved. (John Knox, 1513-1572) “…taking some wicked men … Continue reading

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no matter the year ahead

A year filled with joy or a year filled with trial. A year of jubilant celebration or mournful sighing. Or a year of the mixture of both. Whatever the days of 2015 hold for each us, one surety stands: God … Continue reading

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Jesus is the joy that arms us against the tempter’s hooks

As a brand-new Christian, heart bursting with love for my Savior, I read over and over the names of Jesus on the poster I’d hung on my dorm-room wall. Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God, Prince of Peace. The list went on … Continue reading

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Not the wheelchair but the attitude

Words Joni Eareckson Tada writes about wheelchairs and attitudes are ones I’m still trying to fully grasp and genuinely apply to my own life. I keep thinking through her explanation of the unexpected (and often wrongly interpreted) twist of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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What do I want for my child?

Two powerful desires wrestle for dominance in my heart. They compete. They war within. These two base-line points of reference can’t reign simultaneously, and can in no way co-exist as controlling drivers in parenting. And so begins an inner battle. … Continue reading

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kitties on fences

Caught by my daughter’s camera lens, this kitty tiptoes along her wooden railing, peeking out from her far-away world of red poppies and tall grass.  I like her cavalier air, this little feline I never met. She’s agile and confident, … Continue reading

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45 in the rear-view mirror

With a car full of kids and lots of laughter from the backseat, it suddenly dawned on me that I’d not seen a speed limit sign for some time. Highway signs had read 65 mph for some time, with four … Continue reading

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As if over coffee

A decade has flown by. The years spent teaching ABCs and 123s and imagining with dolls and dinosaurs and Dr. Seuss are now but a sweet memory for me. As I look back, I realize that during those years I … Continue reading

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