SIt undistracted at Jesus' feet
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Don’t Martha it up

I can’t be the only one whose brain is too full. There’s just so much to think about right now. (You know—a list will just make us both anxious.) Weirdly, I feel like I have less bandwidth, time, and energy than I did before COVID despite being home more and having fewer responsibilities. My mind is …

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Jeans with holes in the knees
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Holy jeans

These are my actual jeans. Notice anything odd about them? (Hint: It’s the knees.) I acquired these pants at different times, and I’ve worn them in steady rotation over the last four years, but when I bought them, none of them had holes or weird dye jobs (a fashion plate, I’m not). I earned these …

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God's love is...
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Your forever valentine

Don’t you just love love? Whether it’s romance or friendship, there’s something about truly being known by and knowing another person that really does it for us.⁣ What’s interesting (read: amazing, beautiful, shocking-in-a-good-way) is that if we raise our eyes just a bit above our everyday experience, we can see the source of love itself.⁣ …

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Worship when it doesn't go your way
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King David falls out

Attitude is everything. Especially when we don’t get what we’re praying for. I recently re-read the story of David and Bathsheba, a familiar tale of lust, murder, and trying to make things okay that are NOT OKAY.⁣ What stands out is how David grieves when God takes away the child conceived by his sin. This …

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"Come and see what God has done." Close up of a pair of brown baby feet with anklet.
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Come and see what God has done

He’s here! The Light of the World, the Prince of Peace, the Lord of Lords, the Savior of Mankind—God has arrived on Earth!⁣ And…he’s a baby?⁣ A tiny, squirming, helpless, crying, kinda-looks-like-Winston-Churchill poop machine?⁣ Yep.⁣ Because that’s how much God loves us.⁣ Jesus didn’t enter this world as a limitless, immaculate, divine being beyond reckoning …

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"A thrill of hope" A barn with a manger in soft light.
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A thrill of hope

Anticipation is high as a teenage girl labors in a foreign city surrounded by strangers and livestock, her first tremor of pain the first thrill of hope for all humanity. Questions thicken the air with every contraction.⁣ When will he arrive?How will it happen?Will it take a long time?What will he look like?Will she love …

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