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Lord, Order My Steps

“It’s ‘not by bread alone’ we live, but by ‘every word’ that comes from His mouth (Deuteronomy 8:3). Not every paragraph or sentence, but every word. Not every year or every month, but every moment. God’s word is ‘a lamp … Continue reading

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The Real Me

I prayed before sunrise this morning, confessing my failings, admitting my fears, seeking to better know my God. Later on, at the bathroom mirror, I was startled to see the face of an adult staring back at me. Why? Because … Continue reading

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An Essay About Rocks

Rokz hav been arownd for Ever. They mosly jus sit ther. Somtymz they fall down. They hav nothing else to do. They ar very payshent. I am not. Mitchell T. (age withheld)

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Abortion and Rape

I found this story in my newsfeed and was intrigued by the implications: What if pregnancy is not insult added to injury in the case of rape, but a “gift” (to be kept or lovingly given to someone else). The … Continue reading

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Freedom Awaits

Even if I’d never been a father, this picture would touch me. But because I have, it touches me even more deeply. It pierces my heart and salves it all at once. Why? Because even as I write this a … Continue reading

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Ticket to Heaven?

Real faith, life-changing faith, isn’t legal, it’s relational. So if you’re asking, “How do I get into heaven?” you’re asking the wrong question. Heaven is God’s home, as it were, and the way to “get in” isn’t to pick the … Continue reading

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Wonder

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
“Wisdom begins in wonder.” ~Socrates

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Only Love

“If I have prophetic powers, and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and have the faith to move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.”  ~1 Corinthians 13:2 Only love can make us whole. Only love can … Continue reading

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Ugly?

“He’s not ugly.  You’re just looking with ugly eyes.” ~4 1/2 year old daughter of a friend May we learn to see with beautiful eyes. Today and always.

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Tuesday Doodles

My mind wanders on Tuesdays. My inner child wants to know if your inner child can come out to play. See you on Wednesday. Maybe.

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