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Hidden Love

A couple of weeks ago, I made a decision that I knew would cause upset among the people close to me. I felt I had to stay in France longer than I intended, and I didn’t know exactly how long. I had meetings I felt were very important, and I promised I would give specifics within the next two days. I had never done anything like that before. I am […]

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Battling Hate with Love

We are all really vulnerable. We don’t want to believe that. We want to think we’re more powerful than we are, that we are in control of our lives. And sometimes, we are. Sometimes, life goes well. The babies are born on time, the grocery bill is cheap, the parking spot opens up just as we pull in. But other times, we recognize that someone can move into a space […]

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The Loyal Women

  Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joseph, and Salome. In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there. –Mark 15:40 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices […]

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What Is True Love?

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. The man said, ‘I want to see.’ –@CoolDudeMark 10:51 #biblestudy   People do not know what True Love is. They think it’s a passionate feeling, a deep flame within that makes them want to grab on to someone or something and never let go. But that is a mistake. True Love is seeing someone as they are, and accepting […]

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First Day Sermon: The Female Warrior Saint

You were born one part saint one part warrior woman. Loving yourself  without shame is the most important thing you will ever have to fight for. –Titilope Sonuga, “Becoming”   “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a woman against her father A daughter against her mother A […]

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