Category Archives: brokenness

When You Need to Cover Nakedness

“And don’t build an altar that requires steps; you might expose yourself when you climb up”. Exodus 20:26 “Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 … Continue reading

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A Towel, Not a Title

“Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. 4 So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his … Continue reading

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Different Ways to Fall Out of a Tree

Imagine climbing up to the top of a very tall tree. You work your way up to the highest point– you can go no further. The view is completely glorious, it’s more than you hoped for. You want to post … Continue reading

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The Art of Kneeling

“Come, let’s worship him and bow down. Let’s kneel before the Lord who made us.”   Ps. 95:6, NCV We come directly to Him, with so many deep and ugly flaws.  We step toward Him, having lost every confidence, but yet … Continue reading

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Suffering: Finding Some Reasons

“Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.” Hebrews 2:18, (NLT) “Whenever you meet someone who has really suffered; been limited, gone through things for the Lord, willing … Continue reading

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Falling, and Dying?

“I tell you the truth, a grain of wheat must fall to the ground and die to make many seeds. But if it never dies, it remains only a single seed.25 Those who love their lives will lose them, but … Continue reading

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Humility and the Broken Believer

“…they should be gentle and show true humility to everyone.” Titus 3:2 “Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is for me to have no trouble; never to be fretted or vexed or irritated or sore or disappointed. It is … Continue reading

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