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Surrender

Surrender feels like failure. It feels depressing, like giving up. There is a darkness to it, a weight to it—the unwilling outmanned, outmaneuvered, surrounded, and pressed to defeat. Surrender feels like exhaustion. It feels compressing, like yielding up the last … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayer–Surrender

Divine incursion, whisking away the holy subterfuge that makes me look so good, making quick work of my earthbound building blocks, so pretty yet shallow— tearing down to build again. Divine intrusion, making my thoughts Yours, when I thought I … Continue reading

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Silence Meets Silence

There is a kind of silence that nourishes the soul, allows pain and busyness and life to recede to the sharp margins, leaving space, room to breathe, room to be. But there is a kind of silence that cuts like a … Continue reading

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This One Moment

The past clings to me–wraps itself around my ankles; footfalls of memory drag my faith down. The future looms big yet empty, filled with possibility–often empty of direction. But I have this moment. I have this moment to seek, to … Continue reading

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Surrender Without Suffixes

Willing surrender is not obligation, with me pancaked from above, layer upon layer, weighed under the load— a debt of service, of reaction, of even prayer. Rather, obligation must radiate like spokes on a wheel, one after another only added … Continue reading

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