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What is His Posture Towards You?

What is his posture towards you_

"When I look at myself, it is true, I am a sinner, broken, wounded, weak, weary, and ashamed... But at retreat this last weekend, we asked the seemingly dangerous question: "What might Jesus' posture be toward you?" I have once again started to find hope that Jesus sees me and He responds. I have started to hope that His words for me are different than the world’s words ...

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Reforming Our Loves

reforming our loves

"The liturgies of the world that I had been holding onto (worship of self and denial of God’s presence) came crashing down, as I admitted to God how extremely desperate I was to dwell in His love rather than in myself."...

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Swaddled

swaddled

A couple years ago I asked for a weighted blanket for Christmas. My counselor's office had one and every time I went there I would immediately grab it and place it on my lap. The heaviness of it gave me a sense of comfort and the barrier it placed between me and my counselor made me feel safe or at least less exposed. In his sermon on Sunday, Justin talked about all the ti...

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Impossible Prayers: Relationships

relationships

I used to live under the illusion that I was "good" at relationships. The brokenness that I heard and saw around me was always because of someone else's stupidity, ignorance, or brash words. I thought I was the sole peacemaker in the world: always fixing and never to blame. Ilovedpeople. Myjobwas to be relational and to be in community. Why wouldn't I be good at ...

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A New Home

a new home

"The hope presented in Revelation is that the battle has already been won. We look forward to the return of Christ when not only will suffering and death be absent, but in our new home we will dwell with the Father: the giver of life and the one who wipes every tear from our eyes." ...

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Hoping in Pain

Hoping in Pain

Eugene Peterson says that “the primary use of prayer is not for expressing ourselves, but in becoming ourselves.” ...

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