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02 – life

Purpose, Comfort, & My Dog Maya

The moment my dad came into my room that Saturday morning to tell  me that my dog Maya didn’t make it back from the vet, I couldn’t think about anything else except how I didn’t get to say good-bye. I didn’t say good-bye because I had a friend over, I …

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In. His. Hands.

Think of all the things you have to do today, and all the things you have done already. A lot isn’t it? Slow down. Everyday, I struggle with keeping up with all the tasks I have to complete, where to go, what to do… It all gets a bit overwhelming. …

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Pathways

I have a very interesting relationship with God. Sometimes we get along, and then the next I am so mad at Him I feel like He doesn’t exist. Many things have happened in my life that have made me feel this way, and it can get a little tiring of …

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Freely Falling

Life is unfair. Unkind. Unjust. Since when have we thought these things? Did it start when we experienced suffering? Or when we saw the inequalities of the world? Or was it when we stopped feeling thankful? Too often do we forget God’s thundering power over the earth. We claim we …

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Dreaming of Something Better

Going to bed is my favorite part of the day. I get to dream awesome things and just feel totally chill. I imagine what it’s going to be like in heaven, free, happy, and no strife. But that’s not why we’re here. We are here to actually do something. To inspire …

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Setting an Example

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”   – 1 Timothy 4:12 This verse really inspired me as a young child.  I have always loved working with kids and …

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Word Meet Culture: Isaiah 58

True Fasting 1 “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the descendants of Jacob their sins. 2 For day after day they seek me out; they seem eager to know my ways, as if they were …

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Carving out Ridges

What does it mean to be inspired? When you look back at your life, what has inspired you? Who inspired that little light in you to have passion for the things that you really love? As I look out at the beauty of the mountains and the rain and the …

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Life Half-Spent

I’m one of the lucky few who has the privilege of knowing my great grandparent. (yes, it was meant to be singular.) My great-grandfather is currently 98, has children and grandchildren living all across the globe, and has outlived 2 wives in the process. Many consider my great-grandfather ‘lucky.’ He …

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Messy Masterpiece.

Masterpiece: work of outstanding creativity, skill, or workmanship. Here I am, sitting in the truck with the wind blowing behind me, with the beautiful landscapes around me, thinking about the masterpiece of God. Imagine you are painting a picture – creating something beautiful. Think of the inspirations around you, the …

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