Being an agent of change is awkward  Often difficult to find yourself on the unpopular side of a conversation Speaking when others would have you stay silent Showing up when others have made bets you wouldn’t  Offering grace to those who don’t deserve it Salt is not a meal on its own And not a […]

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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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We have never known for certain What a future moment will hold. Our estimates have been good. Calculations fairly accurate. But we have never known for sure. The unborn child The business plan The video before it’s posted We never know for sure the outcome. If this year has done anything It’s made it clear […]

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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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To be clear, Your failure as a result of an effort that didn’t go right Will always be better than you never even trying; Never raising your hand or speaking up, Never putting that own to paper, Never even applying Not actually giving something worthwhile a shot. Today is as good as any to take […]

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Fear, you see, Is an occupational hazard of being human. It’s part of our deal with life. Inescapable, though not insurmountable. Beyond the inherent fears that ensure our basic survival There are fears that create structures in our hearts As real as brick and mortar. So in the construction sites of our dreams Its best […]

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What can we say? The struggle was real. But God was good. Like any year we started out with high hopes and great expectations, We sometimes found our feet on the paths we dreamed of And other times we could not recognize our own shoe size. Some of us were humbled severely, Having had our […]

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The Trade Off

Better to die in faith Than to live in doubt. Better to lose believing God is with us Than to win, knowing He is not. For all that we could on earth will never Be worth gaining at the expense of our souls. But how blessed is the man who loses all the world, For […]

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