#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? 

Children’s Book Review: A Very Thankful Prayer by Bonnie Rickner Jensen, Illustrated by Natalia Moore

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I loved the diversity of animals used to capture the reader’s attention. The spiritual message wasn’t overwhelming, which I greatly appreciated. I would absolutely recommend this beautiful book to others. I’m elated to add it to my daughter’s bookshelf.

#FiveMinuteFriday: Steady (a poem)

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//If I take this leap of faith will my feet still walk steady? Will my mouth quake with words ready for thanks and giving or collapse on faithless ground again? Today, I walked up these

Passion Reactions: Wrestling With Your Call & 3 Ways to Remain Humble

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We need to get to the place where we can walk uncharted waters without the voice in our heads spreading doubt and confusion.

#FiveMinuteFriday: Collect

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I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is COLLECT. Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! //I gather granules of

Emerging from the Cave in Pursuit of Wonder and Adventure

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The rain rumbles in like a creeping mist. It greets my kitchen window with melancholy pursuit. Outside of the window, under the command of the rain, the leaves on the coral vine dance with passionate

There Are Questions No Human Person Can Ever Answer and That Has to Be Okay

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Why is God letting this happen? Where is God right now? We hear the questions loud and clear because more often than not, we’re the ones who utter them. And if we’re not asking them,

Don’t Grow Weary

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I’m joining Five Minute Friday for the first time. Today’s word prompt from Kate Motaung is REST. Here is my five-minute free write. I used to think in terms of REST as simply a physical

Pray For Our Youth

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This post is an invitation to pray for our youth.  Mine and yours. The ones on the streets are ours too. The ones with addictions running deep are ours too. My daughter and I had