Tag: hope

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help/hope

(Written a couple of days ago.) In a little over a week, I get to preach a sermon about hope. If only I knew the specific direction I should go in. I spent an hour pouring over scripture and nothing gripped me. So either it’s not yet time to write or I’m disconnected. Either way, […]

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The Hope of Unfinished Business

Just want to encourage you today. You may not understand why various things happen–the sad, miserable, discouraging things that make hope simply a notion. I’ve had my share of that stuff. While I wish I possessed some magical wisdom for you, there are some realities I’ve come to believe and there’s a promise I cling […]

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finite

I’m finite, I come to an end. These are lyrics from a Sara Groves song. They’ve been ringing in my head for a while now, reminding me of the need to desire eternity with God but not be so “heavenly minded that I’m of no earthly good,” as my dad would say. I must be […]

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John 1:16-18

From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us. …one gracious blessing […]

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Dr. Warren, thank you…

Yes, you wanted us to learn the importance of “The House on Mango Street” and the themes of Richard Wright but it mattered even more that we included a few sentences of appreciation to anyone who’d helped us complete our papers. Saying thank you to my friend in Lamson Hall Room 234 for letting me […]

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story

this semester at the advent house, we’re journeying through our stories and the stories of Jesus. we’re looking at our own and revealing several things about ourselves like our family histories, our interests, and our walk with Jesus (no matter how long or short, shallow or deep…). and then we’re spending time with particular stories […]

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family.

it’s not often you get to watch a funeral at 4am on your laptop and it’s not often that you want to. and when it’s over, you’re not sure if you should say you’re glad you got to or that you’re grateful. you certainly shouldn’t say you loved every minute, not out loud anyway. well, […]

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life. death. life.

while coming to the end of a section about his uncle’s death in Donald Miller‘s book, “A Million Miles…,” i found myself sincerely wanting more. please. continue talking about death. what in the world? may be your swift reply. here’s the deal. almost two years ago, i started losing ppl close to me. first a […]

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