How could a woman as weak as I
Lift a name as weighty as yours
High on peaks I cannot reach
This is the miracle I do seek

Amy Burgin

Christ Is

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Poem The frogs are chirpingThe owls are hootingThe cat is huntingChrist is weeping in the garden The birds are singingThe pigeons are cooingThe dog is lappingChrist is hanging on a tree The disciples are hidingThe women are cryingThe people are eatingChrist is rising triumphant over Hades Read More

Waiting for the Harvest

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you ever feel like some things in your life will never bear fruit? I certainly have. I have prayed for people and things for years and years but have had to wait so long for the fruit. Some things I’ve prayed about for a decade or even two decades before I saw lasting fruit. Read More

Oh, There He Is!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Evil unrelated to pandemics or elections, but touching much more personal and important things, falls heavy on me tonight. Its darkness and lies attempt to blind me, scare me and order me to the corner of the room with a dunce hat covered in labels such as “gloom,” “hopeless,” “failure” and “regret.” I refuse to Read More

Rejoice, You Are Easily Molded

Reading Time: < 1 minute I lament to God, “I’m so easily molded by those around me!” Mouth smiling and eyes adoring, He repeats the words, “You are so easily molded by those aroud you.” The words are the same. When spoken by me, lament lays heavy. Spoken by Him, hope rejoices happy. His words come with a sweet implication, Read More

God loves you like you've never done anything wrong.

Kirk Freeman

Does Fear Nullify Your Identity?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you ever felt ashamed for being scared? As if it were a sin? I have. Shortly before the pandemic struck, I struggled with fear over some disconcerting blood work with my daughter and worked hard to combat it by bringing my fears over and over to God and preaching to myself until peace came. Read More

Counting Covid Deaths

Reading Time: < 1 minute In the midst of the Covid19 pandemic, the world calls for me to become a death counter – one who counts deaths, especially Covid deaths. The verb count has at least a couple of meanings: (1) to determine the total number. E.g, “We have one hundred thirty deaths as of today in my county due Read More

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And He Called – A Collection of Discoveries in Leviticus

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over and over the words stand out, repeated, “lay your hand on the head” of the sacrifice. Only then does the Lord accept its death in the sinner’s place, to purify and enable him to see God’s face. The sinner must only trust. An act of distrust by one (Adam) separated us and an act Read More

George Floyd

Reading Time: < 1 minute I watched George Floyd die. I asked, “Jesus, where are you there?” Two words immediately came to mind, Christ Crushed, from Isaiah 53:5. A conversation Elie Wiesel described in his book, Night, replays in my mind. As he watched a young boy slowly choke to death, hanging from gallows in a concentration camp, he heard Read More

It's one thing to have THE most powerful title in the world at a given time in history, but for THE King of kings to know you by name, now that's something else!

Amy Burgin

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