Grit

The truest form of love is tenacious, resolute in declaring the agency of  the Only to deliver sovereign rescue to desperate hearts. Often, we assume the mightiest faith is the ablest, shiniest, least cluttered by stink and filth. Yet, the most effective faith is the one uttered in the throes of fear or grief, our […]

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Fearless

Sometimes I am haunted by a certain dream. I always enter the dream in the same way, beginning at the same spot in a recurring reel. I am new to my twenties and counting minutes until I graduate from college. I find I am not eligible to walk with my class. I have failed to complete the necessary classes required to […]

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Pure

The truest form of love is present, abiding in the deepest reaches of hearts that know its name and the promise it carries. This love dwells within the community of hearts that call it Lord and seek to keep his covenant. Where we might understand present to mark a brief encounter with time or a state of […]

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Clutter

Now that I have children, I routinely dress myself in a dingy bathrobe. I put it on when I brought my first child home from the hospital and haven’t removed it since or so it might seem to my family. A frazzled, unhinged gaze has become commonplace in my red-rimmed eyeballs. My hand strength has increased […]

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Righteous

This word used to give me the willies. It was a big word to a little girl (and even now to a not-so-little girl), partly because it was hard to get my mouth around and also because there was a good deal of mystery surrounding it. This was a serious word. I could tell because people […]

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Chosen

The truest form of love longs to be received, not merely acknowledged like we might a friend nor simply accepted like we might an accolade, but chosen, preferred, treasured. By its very nature, love seeks receipt and enters eternal covenant with those who embrace it. The book of Genesis tells the creation story, including a most small but significant detail: […]

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Ache

The truest form of love yields its own glory, passionate in pursuit of life for others. Passion stirred is nothing less than a deep ache for that which it seeks. Misguided passion will most certainly fuel anger or lust, but passion for life compels a willingness to yield so that its precious, abundant, quenching stores might pour out and […]

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