Untouchable

This is a paraphrase & ad-lib from something I read. It starts out with the author talking about a missions trip & witnessing lepers, people of all ages with AIDS, unbelievable poverty etc. ~~~ Let's look honestly here at home too - "Untouchables" are everywhere – crippled by their own poor choices & sometimes the …

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Knives, Gavels, Whys & Staying Self-Aware

Judgment. What an ugly, destructive & powerful thing it is. We wield it like a knife, slashing away at whatever or whoever we feel justified slashing at. Or as a gavel, ready to pound away at whatever or whoever makes us squirm. Judge not lest you be judged. I have certainly been guilty. These days …

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Misfits, Invisibles & The God Who Sees Us All

I have always been drawn to the the ones who aren't popular. Or who shrink back from the spotlight. The broken ones, the ones others laugh at. Gossip about. Tear apart with their words. It makes me want to show them they are loved all-the-more, that they have value & worth beyond any price, that …

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An Admonishment To Look Outward

A practical & personal admonishment this morning: "When the healthy pursuit of self-interest & self-realization turns into self-absorption, other people can lose their intrinsic value in our eyes and become mere means to the fulfillment of our needs and desires." ~ P.M. Forni ~~~ Don't let that be us as Christians - it's ugly. We …

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The Wonderful Risk Of Vulnerability

Pondering on this nugget gleaned from Ann Voskamp's The Broken Way ~ Vulnerability creates connection. It really does.   I find it hard to feel close to someone who always has to appear they have it all together. Who is always great no matter when you ask them. Who always has to seem as though …

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Noses, Hearts & Humility

When we look down our nose, the only thing we ought to be looking at is our heart... That's what came to me as I pondered what to share this morning. None of us have the right, the wisdom or the throne to judge another soul for their choices. None of us are without sin …

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Confessions In Humility..

I am amazed at how I have "handled" this recent heartbreak (not). I have gone from despair to anger to hope back to despair. And I have judged and formed opinions based on.... what exactly? How can any of us possibly see into the heart of another? Only God can do that. How can any …

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