Luke 5:4- Simon Quits His Day Job

The funny thing about this miracle is that Jesus essentially gives Simon a miraculous day on the job in order for Simon to quit his job. He uses the very thing that Simon thinks he knows the most about, fishing, to convince Simon that Jesus is worth following. As I sat with this passage from […]

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Isaiah 55:9

Things this verse brings out in me in order of appearance: 1. a sense that I need to shut up. 2. the same feeling of excitement and frustration I had when I watched Lost. 3. humility 4. gratefulness 5. resignation of will 6. questions 7. hope that I will be privy to some of His “ways” and “thoughts”.   […]

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Isaiah 43:2

Once a year my family would take a vacation to Balboa Island near Newport Beach in SoCal. I learned young that the ocean is a joyful, merciless, awesome thing. There are nice beaches in the world and in my opinion, Newport Beach (especially the section near Ruby’s on the pier) is not one of them. It’s […]

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Isaiah 40:13

I’ve been trying to work out in the morning with my husband. He has the P90X videos and so we’ve been sorta doing those. Full disclosure. I hate them. I hate the instructor, the vaguely industrial work out room they are in, the music, the graphics. I hate every moment of working out. I hate […]

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Matthew 9:20-21

“Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” -Matthew 9:20-21 This moment in Scripture is very raw and familiar to me lately. At a macro level, I […]

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Leah and Rachel

So Jacob slept with Rachel too and he loved her much more than Leah. He then stayed and worked for Laban the additional seven years. When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved he enabled her to have children. But Rachel could not conceive. -Genesis 29: 30-31 This story in the Bible trips me up big time. I […]

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The Prodigal Son Returns

But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. -Luke 15:20 I chose this moment because it’s a moment in this story that haunts me in a good way. This is […]

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