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Month: April 2016

How Wonderful!

How Wonderful!

My dad used to play the mini violin in the air for me growing up. This happened often. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s the sympathy violin – the one that responds readily to the “woe is me’s” and the “my life is the hardest life in the history of life” kind of phrases. Those moments with my dad looked something like this: It’s not that my dad wasn’t sympathetic; it’s that I was a complainer. I…

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The Grip

The Grip

I recently came across this beautiful quote by John Piper: “Occasionally weep deeply over the life you hoped would be. Grieve the losses. Then wash your face. Trust God. And embrace the life you have.” These words have saturated my thoughts during the last couple of weeks. What does it actually look like to grieve? Whether the death of someone dearly loved, a job lost that gave security, a perplexed place in life that has caused fear and anxiety, or…

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