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    I Blame the Kale

    Zephaniah 3:17 – The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his

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    Teeth of God

    I clipped blue iris, those little teeth of God, the day your grandson died. Like spears in a vase the cut stems still take water. The window light, filtered by

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    Are you living?

    Often we are so intent on living a life of gratefulness and humility that we overlook our Lord’s desire that we truly enjoy our lives. He makes it clear in

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    Easy

    Wouldn’t it be great if it were easy? That’s what it said on the back of the cereal box. It said some other things too, but my eyes stopped right

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    Shelf Sitting

    I’m not sitting on a shelf unused, but with great care and creativity I’ve been placed in a strategic spot for Him to see and enjoy.

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Are you living?

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Often we are so intent on living a life of gratefulness and humility that we overlook our Lord’s desire that we truly enjoy our lives. He makes it clear in John 10:10 that He came to bring us life, and that we are to have it abundantly. Since Jesus rarely (if ever) associated “life” with the actual state of surviving,

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Mark the Spot

Jesus on the cross

The following is an excerpt from a soon to be published devotional “New Hearts Teaching New Hearts” due out in Winter 2016 Jesus crucified is the crux of the matter, and what is the matter is people still pass Him by, as they did the day He hung when they taunted Him to save Himself and come down from the

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Knee Stain

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Drops swell at branch tip to catch bubble light and, glass like, wink to the waiting grass. Even with scrubbing the new dirt of the strawberry hill paves the crease in my finger skin. Between pig pen, and prodigal proof, I garden with the angel of Eden, hoping to keep a foot in the gate. Put down roots, pull up

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Weary

Young Girl Asleep on Pillow

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. (Isaiah 40:28 – ESV)   Weary: bored or annoyed by something because you have seen it, heard it, done it, etc., many times or for a long

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