The Mercy Seat

If you had to customize a seat from which you would conduct your business and engage in all of your daily conversations what kind of chair would it be? Would it be simple and comfy or stately and professional? Would it be economical and efficient or perfectly aligned to fit your hips, lower back, and […]

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Not alone in your darkness

Psalm 97:2 says that “clouds and thick darkness” surround God, and that’s great news for you and me when we go through our times of cloudy skies and Stygian gloom. You are not alone in your darkness. I know it feels like you are. It feels like you’re suffocating and like there is no end […]

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Peace or Adrenaline?

Which word best describes the consistent state of your soul: peace or adrenaline? Are you living a life of “untroubled, undisturbed composure and well-being” (New Testament Greek definition of “peace”) or are you in a constantly stressed, adrenaline-laced, fight or flight posture? Most of us would align with the latter. It’s the bane of our […]

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You and your insecurities

If you’re like me, and most adults I know, your insecurities have evolved with you over the years. When I was a child, I was insecure about being too skinny. My parents and siblings traumatized me by calling me “Hallelujah Bare Bones” after a character in a book (sorry, family, for publicly calling you out […]

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Death by Worrying

Wor-ry Verb (used without object) To torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts; fret. To move with effort: an old car worrying uphill. Verb (used with object) To torment with cares, anxieties, etc.; trouble; plague. To seize, especially by the throat, with the teeth and shake or mangle, as one animal does another. To […]

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