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Words Have Meaning

Words Have Meaning

When we first joined our church in 2016, I asked the pastors for intervention and help in my marriage. For the past few years, the church leadership team (comprised of a few pastors and several elders) have been more than willing to listen to us, challenge us, fast with us – and while they and …

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Portrush

Portrush

I wasn’t at all sure I felt at ease when I first arrived – it was very gray outside, bit rainy – the houses seemed empty and faded, and the ocean has a loud voice that’s quite different from the coasts I’ve visited thus far. But as soon as I turned a corner along the walkway …

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Raking Leaves

Raking Leaves

I put on a hoodie, earphones, and gloves, then began to rake the yard. I’ve been waiting for the big tree to drop its entire load of leaves before tackling this chore, and with the recent rain, it was an undertaking that I knew would take some time and much effort. It wasn’t just a layer of bright yellow leaves – …

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Your Good Daughters

Your Good Daughters

Proverbs 2 Prayer: Oh my Father – if I accept Your words and store up Your commands within me, turning my ear to wisdom and applying my heart to understanding— indeed, if I call out for holy insight and cry aloud for supernatural understanding, and if I look for it as for silver and search for …

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You Shall Embrace A Son

You Shall Embrace A Son

Little black sugar ants are apparently a “thing” in this part of the US. I have just swept and and run a Swiffer mop over the floor beneath our dining table, an area that only stays clean in the night and wee hours of the morning when no children are present to eat. In a …

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“The Water Was Rising”

“The Water Was Rising”

I tuned the radio to the local Christian station, where the DJ was in the middle of announcing an upcoming phone call with a man whose family had lost everything in the recent flooding, brought on by torrential rainstorms mere days after our arrival in-country. When the recorded phone call was played, I heard a …

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