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wild child

As a young child, my babysitter nicknamed me “wild child.” She was my next door neighbor’s oldest daughter, Debbie. I thought she hung the moon, she was fun and always made the separation from my parents less traumatic. I was not … Continue reading

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slaves no longer

As I have been reflecting during this past weekend, I have heard these words whispered intensely in my ear, “You are a slave no more. ” I remember the pain of Jesus on Good Friday, being whipped, beaten, and killed … Continue reading

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Refrain and reframe

I love to people watch. It’s a weird past time, but I do it often. Passing people on my way to work I wonder what they are going to do that day, are they happy, are they carrying burdens?  Today, … Continue reading

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Sizing us up

While in college, I was in a long distance relationship. During one visit to my boyfriend’s house, I started to iron a dress for an event we were going to that evening, but his mother volunteered to take over the … Continue reading

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locks and keys

When I was a young believer, I struggled so fiercely with the weight of all the things I had done wrong. I believed that my sins were of a different caliber, somehow worse than any sin ever committed by anyone … Continue reading

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paid

Recently, a radio station I listen to took a call from a woman who was trying to contact her utility company. The woman was surprised to get the radio personalities, not the bill paying system she was trying to contact. … Continue reading

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You say you want a revolution

At the beginning of Passover week, many of the Jewish people anticipated Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem would usher in a free state and the breaking of Roman power and influence over them. Many looked to Jesus to bring release and … Continue reading

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bound

Recently I read a story of elephants that surprised me.  It seems that when elephants are young their owners would tie a strong rope to their ankle that could not be broken, no matter how they struggled for freedom, eventually … Continue reading

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unveiling

When Moses went up Mt. Sinai to talk with God Moses’ face shined from exposure to the glory of God.  It was bright, there was no doubt he had been in the presence of the Holiness of God. After Moses … Continue reading

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Independence

July is not just when my country celebrates it’s birthday; it is also when I celebrate my birthday, the day I chose the freedom offered by Christ. It has been 24 years since I reached out to the God who … Continue reading

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