Category Archives: believer

Simple Discipleship, [Understanding]

Each of us who are broken believers will take the following steps. This is simple discipleship. These four will be at the root of everything we do. Our mental illness may influence this walk, but it can’t derail the process. … Continue reading

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Becoming a Part of What is Really Real

  “Six days later, three of them saw that glory. Jesus took Peter and the brothers, James and John, and led them up a high mountain. His appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes. Sunlight poured from … Continue reading

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Broken Heart of Love – A Poem

This poem was written for someone I love who struggles with bipolar disorder. Though I have suffered through depression, anxiety, and panic attacks myself, I can never truly understand her pain. I want to help, but am at a loss … Continue reading

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Under the Table, [Boldness]

But she said, “Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” Matthew 15:27, NASB This woman has a quick and nimble faith in Jesus.  She will not let go, and the attitude … Continue reading

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Why This Waste? [Extravagance]

“Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, 7 a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. 8 And when the disciples … Continue reading

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Gethsemane Unappreciated

” Then he returned and found the disciples asleep. He said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Couldn’t you watch with me even one hour?”  Mark 14:37 I honestly think what broke Jesus up the most was being disappointed by His trusty … Continue reading

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Here I Am Once Again, [Again]

O Lord here I am again Just plain old me, coming to you As I’ve come a thousand times– And this is what always happens: Your response is immediate You open your arms unhesitantly You draw me to yourself You … Continue reading

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