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Is This Artwork a Message of God’s Love?

My friend’s husband has a bad cough and a spot on his lung. My friend is fearful, tearful. Waiting for biopsy results. That night, I lay still and asked God for an image for me to create for my friend … Continue reading

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Why I Hate Religion

Why I hate religion but love Jesus http://blog.proclaimonline.com/2014/05/16/4-thoughts-on-spoken-word-poems/

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Shame, Guilt, Condemnation

Nope. I’m not supposed to feel any of those emotions. They belong to Satan. But, dang. I sure blew it. Epic fail. The sad soul who’s been squatting in my brother’s basement for, oh, maybe 17 years, was smoking. Sad … Continue reading

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Are We in a Relationship?

When we’re in a relationship, we know traits about the person’s character that others who aren’t in a relationship with that person wouldn’t know or haven’t experienced first hand. Barbie loves dogs. Jason tells jokes. Don gives up easily. Sandy has a … Continue reading

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Love? Ick!

My art ministry leader says, “Your job description is to LOVE…Art ministry is about the church loving artists…” and other similar statements about loving people. My inner voice objects: “But I don’t love people.” Fortunately, the art ministry leader gave … Continue reading

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Why Did the Introvert Leave Comfort Zone?

We’re standing in the church lobby, waiting for the doors to the auditorium to be opened. I see a woman I’ve never seen before sitting in a chair. She’s not making eye contact with anyone. I get the urge to … Continue reading

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