Everything Can Change In A Day

About two years ago, my family went through a lot. Our house had been for sale and we were building a new one. This means that choices and decisions were being made every day. Tough decisions, easy choices, and things to decide on that honestly felt like they would have …

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Coming Together

Lately, when I’m on 9Words, and when I’m talking to my friends, I realize I’ve  been seeing a lot of people opening up and saying how they truly feel, and what they’ve been going through. And quite honestly, I think this is amazing. When I see people coming to other …

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Left Behind

A couple months ago, a friend of mine passed away. Death hurts enough when it’s natural, but when you know what I know about this, it hurts even more that someone leaving you of natural causes. She did it herself. I was painting a picture, the picture was a painting …

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Redemption

Tears run down her face, leaving wet streaks. They are much more then they appear. They are her hopes, and dreams. All draining out of the cut he has made. She crumples to her feet, unable to stand. All she can feel is the emptyness in her chest. It threatens …

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Acceptance

But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” But the Lord looks at …

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Worship.

Worship. At church, in my life the worship pastor always would say “Sing praise to God.” I always struggled with this because well, I suck at singing. Its a great way many people grow close to God and it is a form of worship but there is more than one …

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Tight Ropes, Fear & the Great Tug of War

It takes a while for us to notice that life can be connected towards many things.  But right now life is like a tightrope. This could have more than one meaning, one could be a real tight rope like in a tug-of-war. If you hold on to something too tight, …

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Our Community

As I look around, I see people talking to each other, laughing, connecting. What if we didn’t have this? What if we didn’t have community? We might not notice it but community is present in our everyday lives. It is so important. It allows us to interact with other people. …

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Where’s Your Bench?

Tonight I experienced something that I had forgotten about for a very long time. In my living room, we have a big window that looks out onto our horse pasture out in front of our house. Right along the window is a bench type thing. I used to often go …

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Lord of All

This past week of encounter has been fruitful, as always. Four times a year, we set aside this week to encounter God, hence the name. But are we willing? Willing to set aside time in our busy schedules to actually feel God? My teacher told me that if you’re not being …

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