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The battle between extravagance & simplicity

When I think of the incarnation, I think about two things. Extravagance and simplicity. Extravagance because God chose, as deity, to cloak Himself in humanity. What an over-the-top extravagant gift! Simplicity because Jesus was born to a simple family in a simple manger with basic human needs like us. He didn’t live an extravagant life. […]

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When the Boulder Became a Pebble

When the Boulder Became a Pebble

I had the privilege of reading a remarkable book this week: Stone Crossings: Finding Grace in Hard and Hidden Places by L. L. Barkat. In many ways, Barkat spoke to my heart (or rather, the Holy Spirit, through her pen, whispered some lifechanging words.) Consider this: “Or maybe, in a kind of selfish pride,I prefer […]

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