He Is Able

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen

(Jude ...
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Courage

Courage
whispered the autumn leaf
He,
born of spring’s budding hope
commissioned for summer’s verdancy
yet most glorious in decline

Courage
urged the autumn leaf
As he,
in trust and gratitude
released his hold once, and for all
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Prenatal

It is time to draw near again
To come home to You, to what is deep within me, and to those who gather around me
To watch and to wait; to be open, to surrender, to accept
To seek out peace, quietness, meditation, and prayer.

For I will be encompassed, consumed
As joy ...
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You Turn Our Grieving into Joy

After a day of rest, Thursday of Holy Week was a full, pivotal day in the life and death of Jesus. The Gospel of John summarizes the beginning of Holy Week in one chapter (John 12) but devotes five and a half chapters to Thursday. Jesus shared the Passover (the Last Supper) with His Disciples, taught ...
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My Neighbor’s Crisis

(Adapted from a true story…)

Yesterday, my neighbors had a baby. A baby girl. I’ve never seen a more beautiful child.

That may not sound so amazing, but this family has been through… well… way too much. They had more than their share of problems. (I’m in awe of the dad, ...
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A Child’s Loss (Part 1)

My name is Kaole. I live in a small village in southern Africa.

I am the youngest girl in my family. I don’t remember my older brothers. They died before I was born. But my sister was around for a while. She was about 14 when she married and moved away.

Death has always been a part ...
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