My Bread is buttered in Heaven

And not on earthWith the miserly.My hand does not look toThe employer who paysOr the consumer whoConsumesNor the stock that multiplies,But to the God who has keptAll living thingsAliveFor millennia.My bread is buttered in heaven,I do not need to stealLieCheatManipulateOr weaselFor provision.My Father knows wellHow to take care of me.

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Hair on an Egg

Have you ever seen hair Growing an egg? You won’t. Have you ever been on the edge Of some great adventure, On the cusp of a worthwhile, audacious project And then searched long and hard For the one reason Not to show up? You’ll probably find it. But the fact that you had to search […]

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Unlikely paths

David was just a lad. A typical last born, Eager to grow up Earnest in his pursuits Awkward in his steps. His veins ran quick With the blood of a warrior Something inescapable within him Seemed to always draw him to battle, Yet he found himself running errands For those that actually engaged in them. […]

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I’ve been looking for You

I get cravings throughout the day To glance at my phone: Hoping for a notification, Checking for messages; For reassurance that someone loves me For a reminder that my contributions matter For something to distract me. But when I think deeply enough I realize I am looking for something deeper, Something I have perceived from […]

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Gethsemane

The harrowing prayer of Christ in that garden Did not change His circumstance. Indeed it was His last few moments Before going up to be crucified, A crucifixion He spoke of repeatedly. The contents of the prayer Reveal a level of vulnerability That is most unsettling. Christ accepts His crushing fate While expressing His desire […]

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Refill

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16 There’s a sinking feeling I get When I see my fridge emptying Or my bank balance receding, As a consequence of consuming food And spending money. This is somewhat illogical, […]

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Proof

My dear brothers and sisters, what good is it if someone claims to have faith but demonstrates no good works to prove it? How could this kind of faith save anyone? For example, if a brother or sister in the faith is poorly clothed and hungry and you leave them saying, “Good-bye. I hope you […]

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Whole

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” Psalm 16:1-2 The joy of Christian hope allows us to not only receive but also rejoice in gifts we did not deserve; Strength we did not acquire. Resources we […]

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Safe

The Name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe. ~Proverbs 18:10 There is a Place where men can go To find refuge for their souls, Where we can shed the need to defend The cloth on which we have laid our lives, The land from which we […]

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This Christian Life

Involves seeing value where others do not see it, Finding supreme value in the Unseen, Delighting in the Love you’ve always craved. This Christian life Saves us from loving things that cannot love us back as we need it, And from making gods out of people who cannot save us. For in Christ we have […]

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