A Falling Away

Snap, a leaf falls, breaking free. Twirling, swirling down, caught by a breeze and flipped over, upward, higher, soaring for a moment, and then slowly pulled down to the yellowing grass.

This season of life is that way, too: a falling away.

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Jesus isn’t Complicated

I believe in a Jesus who straightened out all the crooked paths we humans devised and made the complicated things simple. I believe in a Jesus who welcomed the little children who longed to be near him. I am one of those little children, who is content just to at His feet.

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To the Broken Ones

My decades of digging have revealed all sorts of ways in which I don’t quite line up with everyone else, and if you don’t either, pull up a chair and sit with me. We have much to talk about.

More than anything, friend, read these words, and let them seep down into your bones:
You are good enough.

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Always Looking for the End

When depression comes, I may not be able to rid myself of it immediately, but I am able to trust in the promise that His joy will come back to me. When fear strikes and my bones shake, I can close my eyes and hear the Lion roar, shattering my fear. Doubts come sometimes, too, but God is big enough to handle every question and patient enough to lovingly listen as I spout off all sorts of inconsistencies. There is no storm that isn’t subject to His whisper and there is no furnace where He will ever fail to join His children.

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Reflecting on Three Years of Life

Own your mistakes and the fact that they affect other people. We all mess up: some of us more than others and some of us make mistakes that seem “bigger” than others, but we all make mistakes. We can’t blame family history or former friends or employers or the government or God on the choices we make. We all make choices and sometimes we make the wrong ones. The best thing any of us can do is focus on today and the people who love us: those who push us to be our best and love us even at our worst.

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