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How to Turn Your Weaknesses into Strengths

Guilty. Self-pity nearly won. There was a time in my life when I felt unworthy and useless like the pulp my juicer spits out. Memory of that season rushed in when my friend and I had lunch last week. "You won't believe it," she said, "After I juice, I use the pulp to...

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jonah: A Different Perspective

The story of Jonah and the big fish is perhaps one of the most well-known stories in the Bible. Ask any Christian what it means, and you will hear something about how obedience to God is important, how we can't run from God, etc. As I was praying for direction that...

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God is Awake when you Are

Lately it seems I've been waking up far too early for my liking. In the early morning hours it can be a mite lonely, and the funny thing is I've never been an early riser. This morning my eyes opened before the sun came up, this time in part to my wife's cell phone...

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Tui

Tui, with your white throat, you dance on the flimsy limb, and sing a song, that keeps me listening. As the wind tosses the leaves against a leaden winter sky, I wonder you have a tune still that causes your breast to rise . I fear the cold that I can feel in the...

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It Hurts

It hurts. It hurts when the shell breaks, to make room for the new. When the husk cracks, so that the green can push through. It hurts when we’re growing beyond what our constraints can restrain. Growth cannot be delayed but pushes through, despite the pain. I would...

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