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Posts tagged ‘Christianity’

Bonhoeffer, Insignificance, and the Ministry of Presence

“He has made the lowly and humble to be lifted up. That is the wonder of wonders, that God loves the lowly: ‘God has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.’ Read more

Hope for the Wilderness Wanderer: Book Review of Marlena Graves’ A Beautiful Disaster

In my little office I have a few bookshelves reserved for books that are ‘keepers,’ the ones I’ve read and keep, knowing I’ll read them again and again.

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Cracks in our Shell and the Illusion of Perfection

The baby waiting to break through the shell is unaware of the beauty of its outward appearance. By instinct it simply must break through to experience new life. Without breaking through, it will die.

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On Sunsets & Living Poems

Everyday, the Divine Artist creates masterpieces. As I descended the wooden plank walkway, I couldn’t help but wonder how many of them I’ve missed. In my busyness? How many times have I allowed beauty to be overshadowed by things over which I have no control?

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One Word 2013 Recap & My Word for 2014

If there’s been a year I needed to remember that regardless of my physical dwelling, that the dwelling of my heart and soul is secure, it’s been this past year. Read more

The Parable of the Peonies

It’s the one who goes through the storms of life, withstanding all of the harshness and winds of difficulty, by leaning into the One who created all in an spectacular act of love…this is the one whose roots of faith grow deep and strong, in the unseen places of the heart.

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Dwelling in Possibility – One Word 2013

I’ve a confession. Here goes. I’m not always… an optimist. I’d like to say I’m a realist and not pessimistic. I’d like to say that, but it wouldn’t be the whole truth.

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One Word 2013 – Dwell

Choosing one word to focus your year upon can be a daunting task. But, not this year. This year’s word began popping up in the waning months of 2012.

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Most Read Posts of 2012 & A Thank You

Reflecting on this past year and looking back through Bella Verita, I thought I'd share some of the most popular posts from 2012.

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Called By Name – Christmas 2012

Standing outside an empty tomb, Mary Magdalene weeps. Two angels sit where Jesus’ body had just lay. They ask, “Woman, why are you crying?”

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