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genesis 29: unloved but loved

Such an intriguing chapter. It's a love story, payback story and kindness of God story all rolled into one. Jacob met the love of his life in Rachel, and paid a steep price to marry her. "Then Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my kinsman, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me,… Continue reading genesis 29: unloved but loved

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always

Always. Big word. Love always protects. It doesn't have bad days that make the hearts of those around us fair game to our anger, self-pity or our need to be first. Love always trusts. When everything shakes. When everything hurts. When nothing and no one can be trusted. Love trusts the goodness and the sovereignty of God.… Continue reading always

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every cut is the deepest

  "to be patient in bearing the offences and injuries of others; to be mild and slow in avenging; to be long-suffering, slow to anger, slow to punish." (Strongs) I wanna know what love is I want you to show me* Lyrics to a song from my younger years. Lyrics that describe my younger years and… Continue reading every cut is the deepest

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pieces

One song played in my house all weekend. It's called "Pieces", sang by Steffany Gretzinger at IHOP's One Thing 2015. These words got down deep in my soul... "Your love's not fractured, it's not a troubled mind It isn't anxious, it's not the restless kind Your love's not passive, it's never disengaged It's always present,… Continue reading pieces

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the way love moves

Love is an ocean of a word. Big and wide and deep and too much to look at all at once and you can't see its' boundaries from standing in one place. Oceans and love are both hard to describe from the shoreline. I will not plummet its' depths in one lifetime, but I can stand in the… Continue reading the way love moves

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i have to stop drinking

It was an off-handed comment, really. She and I were discussing God things, and "love your neighbor" came up. Without thinking I added "as yourself" and I saw a look pass across her face and I knew, so I said it. Looking into her eyes, I said: "you haven't loved yourself, have you?". And we… Continue reading i have to stop drinking