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Little Life Words: Please Remind Me

It could have been said of me (in fact, it probably has been)! “You have proven forgetful of God,” it begins, “how God pulls you clear of danger, how God stands firm, like a great Rock where you can take shelter.” Isaiah 17:10 Voice Translation You have proven forgetful. Sigh. This is not a rare […]

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Little Life Words: Yes, God

“YES, GOD.” Thirty-four years ago today I could barely wait to release it from my lips. My very first “yes” to God  in response to His invitation to LIFE. Thirty-Four years later, I’ll tell you it hasn’t always been that way. I’ve had seasons those little words were spoken with reluctance – pried off my lips. Times I’ve withheld the […]

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Little Life Words: Not From Us

“This all-surpassing power is … not from us!” 2 Corinthians 4:7 “Clay jars,” the Apostle Paul names us; Frail and breakable vessels. Some days, I rail against the frail. I prefer to be named Strong, Able, Powerful … Not so fragile. Frail implies easily broken, sometimes shattered. I rail against the frail. I fear it, […]

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Little Life Words: I Will Rise

Little Life Words: I Will Rise

My friend has birch trees outside her window. Trees with branches  raised skyward most every single day. Every day, that is, except in February. That merciless winter month when ice piled on thick. Those days, birch tree branches bent low. So low, my friend marvelled that they did not break. Time passed with the bent […]

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Little Life Words: Grateful Recognition

“If one loves God truly [with affectionate reverence, prompt obedience, and grateful recognition of His blessing], he is known by God.” 1 Corinthians 8:3 Amplified Bible As a fledgling pianist, I sat in my childhood home and sang that now very-old-song, “I love you truly, truly dear …” Can any of you old-timers sing it […]

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Little Life Words: Waiting Room

Little Life Words: Waiting Room

Wounded and overlooked by noisy roadsides, hiding alone in dark caves, weeping and desolate at graves edge, they’ve waited. Waited for hand to reach, light to pierce, love to raise. They’ve waited for babe’s birth, prodigal’s return, exile’s end. Waited for the God-who-sees to discover, defend, deliver, descend. Waited flat-out at the feet of Jesus. […]

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Little Life Words: Feed My Sheep

Little Life Words: Feed My Sheep

It’s the third day with thousands when Jesus calls His disciples in close. Finally. As they gather they may anticipate Jesus thanking them for all they’ve sacrificed; promising them alone time; telling them He’s about to dismiss the crowds. Not so. “Jesus called His disciples to Him and told them, ‘I have pity and sympathy […]

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Little Life Words: All Things New

I just had a birthday. A birthday that has me teetering on the edge of a new decade. A big decade. The kind of decade that could make one feel, well, you know, old. Old: Not new. Not fresh. Worn out. Weakened or exhausted by use. Wanting in vigor. Old. God says, “Behold, I make […]

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Little Life Words: Pour Yourselves Out

Scripture: Ephesians 4:3 Message Bible “Steadily pour yourselves out for each other in acts of love.” Daily Definition Pour: A continuous flowing forth. A continuous flowing forth from one to another. Can I pour a drink for you? I ask my guest as I open the vessel, bend low the opening and release the flow […]

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Little Life Words: Magnify the Lord

Scripture: Luke 1:46-47 And Mary said:  “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” Daily Definition: Magnify: To make great or greater; to amplify or enlarge; to increase the importance of. Informed she would bear the Son of God, young Mary’s life was interrupted. Forever changed. Altered beyond recognition. Mary could […]

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