Tag Archives: spiritual formation

Extra Grace Required

Everyone has a family member that is hard to love. If you don’t know who that particularly challenging-to-love person is, chances are it is you. It is quite sobering to imagine that I am someone’s hard to love person. In … Continue reading

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Killing Giants

 “Sometimes fear does not subside, and we must choose to do it afraid.”  ~Elisabeth Elliot When have you been most afraid? I could tell you about breaking my leg in the wilderness and lying on the ground for two days … Continue reading

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Holes to Heaven

Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!…Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues… Revelation 18:2,4 Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and … Continue reading

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The Jail

I sat down on a cold plastic chair in a narrow beige room; a thick barrier of Plexiglas spanned the table to the ceiling. Tender names of lovers and vulgar epithets were etched on the walls. Loud voices and the … Continue reading

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The Loss

The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. ~ Job Bridge to Terabithia is a story of a special friendship between a young boy and girl. Although from different backgrounds, their hearts … Continue reading

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Misunderstood

I say to the Lord, “You are my God;     give ear, O Lord, to the voice of my supplications.” O Lord, my Lord, my strong deliverer,     you have covered my head in the day of battle. Psalm 140:6-7 Few things are more difficult … Continue reading

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The Call

The college I went to had mandatory chapel service several times a week. They had assigned seating and someone took roll. You got in trouble if you didn’t go. So, I went, but I slept through the entire thing. Usually, … Continue reading

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