Baptism 01
Christian Life

Happy (re)birthday to me

Ancient Jewish culture had this marvelous practice of “shmita” (שמיטה), which literally means to “release” or “let go.” Everything they did fell under this seven-year cycle. Going into it, agricultural land lay fallow, and at the end, debts were forgiven and slaves were freed. It was a year-long sabbatical for life, mirroring God’s rest on …

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Open prayer journal on desk
Christian Life

Letters to and from God

This is me. This is how I pray. It’s how I prayed for two years, actually. Scurrying to the secret place and writing longhand every morning through intense soul-pain, repressed emotions, and life changes, tears of rage and gratitude dried in the margins. I stopped last December after a major revelation brought closure to issues …

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Relabel yourself with God
Who Are You

Labelled with love

What’s stopping you from achieving your dreams? What gets in the way as you step into your calling?⁣ It can be timing or money or training or logistics.⁣It can be lack of support or clarity or direction.⁣ But let’s be honest. Usually, it’s YOU.⁣ Or rather, the lies you believe about yourself.⁣ Through struggle and …

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Jeans with holes in the knees
Wonder

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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