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Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light

In 1951, Dylan Thomas penned a rather depressing poem called “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” capturing the empathy he felt for his dying father on his death bed. The poem addresses different types of individuals and essentially mourns the spent time while challenging them to fight for just a little more. It is postmodernism at its best. …

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Release – The Beauty of Letting Go

My story is ordinary by most standards. Boring sometimes by mine. And to many, irrelevant. Out of millions of people in the world, why should my story matter? The truth is, it doesn’t. And yet it does. In the grand scheme of eternity, my story is written from beginning to end by the finger of the God who crafted the …

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I’m Just the Messenger

“How’s the writing going?” my coworker asked this week. Usually, I have a tailor-made answer ready for this. “It’s going.” “I’m getting there.” “I love it. It’s hard, but I’m excited about it.” “I’m overwhelmed. But at least it’s for a good reason!” But this time? This time, I groaned. Out loud. Before I could catch myself. The truth is …

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#ShakeninHaiti by Alicia

Meet Alicia, wife, mom, and all around strong, beautiful woman. Alicia and her husband were my team leaders in my young adults group when I first began serving. Under their leadership, I gained a better picture of servant leadership, braving my comfort zone, and intentionally engaging with people I don’t know for the sake of sharing the gospel. Alicia visited …

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#ShakeninHaiti by Heath

As promised, I am going to share stories of people who were shaken in Haiti. I think often it takes experiencing another culture to shake us from our apathetic American existence. The stories you will read did not happen during the earthquake, rather they happened while these people faithfully served the Lord in Haiti. As a result, the Lord radically …

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Failure Builds Fighters

Failure can either defeat us or make us fight harder. My parents thought it was weird that I kept every grad school rejection letter. They watched me mourn over every no until the last few when I started asking “now what?” While some might see this as self-deprecation, I saw it as powerful motivation. As discouraged as I felt at …

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#ShakeninHaiti by Ally

As promised, I am going to share stories of people who were shaken in Haiti. I think often it takes experiencing another culture to shake us from our apathetic American existence. The stories you will read did not happen during the earthquake, rather they happened while these people faithfully served the Lord in Haiti. As a result, the Lord radically …

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The Bravery to Try

Every Friday, I link up with a fun group of writers over at Lisa-Jo’s. We spill our hearts on the page (screen) for the love of the craft and because even virtual community untied by a love of language and purpose matters. Today’s word… WRITE It’s ironic to me that on a week where I wanted to take a break …

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