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What's In A Name?

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In Genesis 32, we learned that God renamed Jacob to Israel. This name change signified a change in Jacob from one receiving his blessing through deceit to one who prevailed with God . In the Bible, we often find that God renames people in order to reflect a change in their purpose or their...

Into The Fray

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Once more into the fray, Into the last good fight I’ll ever know. Live and die on this day, Live and die on this day. — poem from the 2011 film The Grey John Perkins said it right, “Love is the final fight.” — The Sound by Switchfoot “This is my commandment...

The Day I Met Johnny

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I was lost in my thoughts, ruminating on the misery of the unrealistic expectations a family member had recently placed on me. Surely they could see that their expectations were irrational to begin with and completely unforeseen on my part! Surely they could see that no reasonable person would...


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Ephphatha. What a cool tattoo that would be. I’ve often thought of getting a tattoo. As a 48-year-old woman, it might be that prospective tattooed coolness has passed me by. My kids might be mortified, and my husband mystified, but how cool “Ephphatha” would be! What a...

King Kong

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“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” — Joshua 1:9 A few weeks ago, my husband and I were snuggled together on the couch watching the 2005 version of King Kong...

Change Scares The Comfortable

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Today, New Year’s day, I sat in a long line of traffic on the Autobahn, at the border of Austria and Germany, waiting to be interrogated by German police officers regarding my citizenship status. I knew I would be experiencing firsts this year, but this I did not expect nor welcome. Being...


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I’ve been counting candles for three days. Thousands of candles. There is white wax smeared into my carpet and peppering my cat, who insists on sleeping under my feet. Why, you ask? Because, it’s my second choice. God does funny things. My first choice was medicine. After a couple...

You Have To Start

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When I first came to Christ and was brought to my knees about 10 years ago, I received a clear message from the Lord: “Stop.” I was so broken and so devastated by the inner consequences of my way of living that I was ready. “Yes, Lord. I will stop. No more.” But then, a...

Seek God First, Then Seek Others

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In the book of Mark, it is said that a scribe was listening to disputes between Jesus and those standing around him. When he saw that Jesus was answering the disputes well, he was led to ask Jesus a question himself. The scribe asked what the greatest commandment of all was, and Jesus...

Distracted Much?

Posted by Rebecca Spence on

At 6:39 p.m., during a small party with friends, I got this text: “Hi, Becca. My list shows you as my writer for tonight’s devo. Is that still the case?” D’oh!! Generally, these devotionals are due at noon the day before they are published. Not only am I one of the...

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