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Posted by Brook Bailey on

Life would be so much easier if I were perfect. Sadly, I am not. I am flawed. I am broken. And, as if that weren’t bad enough, everybody else — including those of you reading this devotional — are just as flawed and broken as I am. So we’re just a bunch of flawed, broken...

Your Heart Is Dumb

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I wanna love somebody, but I don’t know how. — from Sucker’s Prayer by The Decemberists When I was 6, my parents divorced. As a result, I didn’t really grow up with an example of what a loving relationship was supposed to look like. Everything I learned about matters of...

Timing Is Important

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My two kids are hilarious, and not in a kids-say-the-darndest-things sort of way. My two teenagers are quick-witted, genuinely funny people. My 16-year-old daughter is always cracking jokes. And when we’re just sitting around the house, she keeps us in stitches. But when she cracks those...

Why Rahab?

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If you’ve never read the story of Rahab (Joshua 2), you should check it out. Here's my attempt at a CliffsNotes[1] version: Joshua sent a couple of spies on a recon mission into the Canaanite city of Jericho. Their presence was discovered, but a Canaanite prostitute[2] named Rahab hid...

Asking for Help

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Over the past several months, I have realized two very important truths about myself: I need help. I never ask for help. As you can imagine, these two ideas do not play well together. So when I say, “I need help,” what do I mean? In what areas of my life do I need help? The...

A New Purpose

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In Sunday’s sermon, we learned that, for those of us in Christ, three things are true: We have been made new. We have been completely forgiven. We have been given a new message and a new purpose. I totally get the first two on the list. I may need the occasional reminder, and I may...

You Can't Fight Your Nature

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Nearly 11 years ago, we adopted Parker the Wonderdog when he was just a three-month-old puppy. As it turns out, he is a natural-born hunter. If you’re a bug, mouse, possum or rabbit, I don’t recommend hanging out in our back yard, because Parker will chase you, and there’s a...

Thank God

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Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.— James 1:17 All the good stuff comes from God. Duh. Of course I know that. That’s why I thank him all the time. Made it through...

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