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When Hope Just Seems Scary

Ann wrote today on why it’s worth it to keep on hoping…
And I’m thankful for the reminder, because while I certainly have great hope in many things, lately, I have been afraid to hope…


When we were expecting Haydon, “Hope” was on the list of potential girl names. And then, this past March, I thought “maybe this is our

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Our church has been doing a sermon series on the Spiritual Disciplines, and as we explore them, I have been reading Elisabeth Elliot’s Discipline: The Glad Surrender. A different take on discipline than the “usual” spiritual disciplines such as prayer, study, or fasting, Elliot discusses disciplines of body, mind, place, time, possessions,

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Eating Humble Pie With my (open) Hands

It was so good to worship with God’s people this morning.
I am so glad that I won’t have to miss out on church because of work anymore.
You know that whole “open hands” thing I’m trying?
That whole not being a control-freak thing?

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Sunrise of Your Smile

These beautiful words came out of my ipod this morning and spoke directly to me and where I’m at right now.
“Reject the wordly lie that says,
That life lies always up ahead,
Let power go before control 
becomes a crust around your soul,
Escape the hunger to posess,
And soul-diminishing sucess,
This world is full of narrow lives,
I pray by grace
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I read these words today, and they resonated with me in light of my recent comparison hang-up. 

Conversion is going on all the time within us and within the world.  The radical change of Christian conversion is also going on within us at all times.  While the change of turning toward God may seem like a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it is in reality

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