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Archive for December, 2006

  • Tender and Terrible

    December 23, 2006
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    Babies are safe… approachable. How kind of God to come to us in such visible weakness, putting on the rags of humanity, clothing himself in the flesh of an infant so we would not be afraid. How else could we ever gather enough courage to come near to him? My mind staggers to think of his condescension, the extent of his love to reach the likes of me, a great sinner. I need to know this tenderness of God… for still, sometimes, my heart fears. Yet because I also have the capacity to war with God, to resist and run [...]

  • To Be Told – a reflection

    December 6, 2006
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    If I had been asked a few weeks ago to tell my story I would have given the familiar points that I’ve rehearsed and shared many times. I thought I knew my story well. Yet, through his book, ‘To Be Told’, Dan Allender led me on a journey to discover chapters of my life that needed re-editing, re-interpreting and embracing. The greatest challenge perhaps, was the invitation to love my story, the good, the bad and the ugly, by acknowledging God’s authorship and presence through it all. My story was written for His glory and my participation in His redemption. [...]