#FiveMinuteFriday: Accept (a poem)

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Do I accept the world in all of its fury, despair, and appetite without also accepting the tranquility, affection, and harmony that stands at my doorstep when I walk outside to breathe in its life? Do I receive all the life and grace God extends to me in my calloused palms? 

#FiveMinuteFriday: Support (a poem)

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Support is much more than what we can buy. We can no longer buy our way out of guilt. We can no longer place money where we should place boundaries. Support is showing up and assisting the mending of our clipped wings or the clipped wings of our family and friends.

What is it Like to Hold Space for Both Light and Dark?

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God made a unique space where both light and dark exist not one without the other but in beautiful moderation. Harmony and humility meet where we hold the idea of light and dark existing as one.

Book Review: Pierced & Embraced by Kelli Worrall

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Two of the questions for reflection and discussion are: “Who needs to hear your testimony? How might God use you in your sphere of influence” (Worrall, 81)? I wrote these questions in a place where I can refer to them often. When I’m feeling unqualified in life, I can find comfort in knowing how loved I am by Him.

What is it Like to Be Formless? A Reflection on Genesis 1

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Friend, when you’re sitting on the bathroom floor, pissed, crying out, alone, at the thread end of giving up, know that this marks your beginning. God will separate your heaven from your earth and create a new beginning.

Book Review & Giveaway: The Way of Hope by Melissa Fisher

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The Way of Hope: A Fresh Perspective on Sexual Identity, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Church written by Melissa Fisher was published by Baker Books. I chose this book for review and was given a free

Book Review & Giveaway: The Simplest Way To Change the World by Dustin Willis & Brandon Clements

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he book assumes every broken person walking into our home needs to be fixed, saved, or converted. I feel hospitality is what we pay to live on this earth. And it’s service to anyone where I am merely the hands and feet of Jesus and nothing more. Overall impression: Liked it.