less than glorious

We were created FOR His glory (Isaiah 43:7), we can image His glory (Matthew 5:16), the whole earth is full of His glory (Isaiah 6:3). What a relief to recall that the permanent presence and glory of God are not changed or diminished in any way by little ol’ me!

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adoption: a brave love

Yes, there is deep joy when a child is adopted! But adoption is often birthed out of deep loss. There is a complexity here that must be navigated with thoughtfulness and compassion for not just the families bringing home a child, but for the children they are raising and for the birth families who chose adoption.

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words matter

Words have a particular power. I read words, I read the Word, I search for the right words. Words matter deeply to me. And I have realized of late the futility of using finite language to speak of and engage with an infinite God.

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guest post: he's in the boat

Yet even in His slumber, there wasn’t a wave that crashed over the bow that He didn’t form. No gust of wind took Him by surprise. Not one drop of rain bounced off the splintered wood without Him knowing. He was in the boat, anticipating the calm, on the very sea he spoke into existence.

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of a morning

At times like this, where the moonshine and birdsong make an early morning so appealing, I'm grateful. So I lit my candle and I prayed actual prayers and I sipped coffee with frothy coconut milk and I waited for the sun to rise on the day. I can only hold the morning flurry off a few more minutes.

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