Our True Heart Laid Bare

Seeking a heart for God is not practicing a faith that expects earthly reward in exchange for righteousness.It is not being religious so as to gain approval or honor from other people. A heart for God drives a faith that has a deep love for God; a faith that operates from a yearning for closeness […]

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Shared Suffering, Shared Faith

Suffering is a part of life in this world. It is difficult to understand the reason we experience pain and grief. Like Job, we wrestle with why we experience anguish — trauma that causes us to cry out as Job did: “If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on […]

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Always by My Side

In the deepest, darkest pit You were there When all abandoned me You knew my grief When I was struck You felt the pain When fear paralyzed me You were beside me When others heckled me Your words soothed me When rejected, cast aside You pulled me near When tears engulfed me You wiped them […]

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At the Cross

Suddenly we heard Jesus cry out in a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Indeed, I could not understand why God would allow such a brutal injustice.

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Sparkles of Hope

The pain is deep It eats at my soul My heart stiffens I ache for relief My body tightens Muscles tense Tendons strain I can’t move My brain swells Turbulence within Emotions swirl A whirlwind inside Tears well up Eyes close Salt water streams Touch my lips Body crumples Folding in half Whimpers break The […]

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