When Remaining Is Difficult

“Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” (Psalm 62:8) Remaining, I have found, is one of the hardest things of late. Reasons for this are varying, and maybe you are experiencing this as well — days when it just hurts to live […]

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God with us

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23) Maybe it is because the Thanksgiving and Christmas season is slowly and unavoidably coming closer. Maybe it is because I am trying to make it through this busy second year […]

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to the one who is hurting: it is okay

I see you hurting and I want to tell you: it is okay. I know this is hard, when you are used to being the one standing when others crumble down. When you are used to being the shoulder to lean on, the hand extending to help others up — and now you realize that your knees are buckling under the weight of these circumstances, the ache in your soul and your wounded heart. It hurts, and the shame of not being able to take this — it can be even worse.

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arise and shine, for His light has come

“Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.” (Isaiah 60:1-2) This we know — sometimes it takes darkness […]

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