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Welcoming Limitations.

For the past year or so, the over-arching theme in God’s lessons for me has been simple: Respect Your Limits. Respect the boundaries I have set and the weaknesses I have given you. Sigh. As you can imagine, these are not easy lessons to learn. I would like to burn the candle at both ends

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The Prodigal Gift

It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, for they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people.” And while he was at Bethany in the

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The Pace of Grace

I was reading Scotty Smith’s blog this morning on The Gospel Coalition website, and there it was again: This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. You said, ‘No, we

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The Quiet Center

Does anyone else really feel for Martha? The story is told in Luke 10: Jesus has come to Mary and Martha’s house, and Martha gets into a whirlwind over the preparations. Mary, her sister, doesn’t. Instead of getting busy with dinner preparations, Mary lingers in the living room, hanging on Jesus’ every word. Martha’s frustration

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ReFocused Love

  Focus. I don’t know about you, but learning to focus seems to be one of my ongoing challenges. It’s not that I can’t do it. I’m capable of tuning out absolutely everything when I am engaged with a project. But a lot of the time I feel like my browser with every single window

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