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From Water, Wine

With a sincere gust of breath, I blew out the candles on my birthday cake. As seven gave way to eight, I quickly turned from my cake to the nearby present and tore in with youthful ferocity. Though severely weakened by fiery pricks of pain, my mom had wrapped that gift with dear love. As […]

Becoming Through Suffering

Suffering, loss, grief, and death are all part of this fallen world. No one is immune; believers and non-believers alike endure them. If we’re honest, Bible verses about suffering and trials are not the ones we want to embrace. It is human nature to avoid pain or discomfort, or even the mention of it. But […]

I Am With You Always

As I think about my life Walking through each day, I remember what Jesus said: “I am with you always.”   When I have lost a loved one And grief upon me lays, I remember Jesus saying, “I am with you always.”   While I am feeling anxious In my work or in my play, […]

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Promise of a New Thing

Trusting God through life’s sad endings and new beginnings.