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The Runner Nod (Perseverance in Pandemic)

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Why even our inadequate, brief, and distanced interactions during Covid encourage us to press on.  I discovered “The Runner Nod” on a running path near my house that I use several times a week. I’ve never been a big runner so it was something of a surprising...

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Stronger Than a Glass Bridge

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In the south central Chinese province of Hunan, there is a unique bridge over the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. It’s not the height or length of the bridge that makes it unique, it’s the material that you walk on while almost a thousand feet above the canyon that takes your breath away...

The Fire of Trials

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James 1:2-4  “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in...

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Miscarriage and the Goodness of God Part II

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Posted by Andrea Boomsma on

(This is a continuation of last week’s post. If you missed it, check out Part 1 HERE) A few months after our 2nd miscarriage, God granted a 3rd conception. In fact, to our deep delight, God gave us 2 full-term, perfectly healthy children in the 17 months that followed!  But it was...

Miscarriage and the Goodness of God

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Posted by Andrea Boomsma on

I have been pregnant 7 times. Yet there was a time in our marriage when my husband and I truly questioned if biological children were even part of God’s plan for our family. Now, if you’re reading those two sentences and adding up the number of people in our family (check the bio...

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Steadfast in the Comma

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And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight...

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Truth and Inspiration

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When it was my turn most recently to read the Scripture in the Sunday worship services at Center Church, I was given the passage in Revelation 1:4-8. You will notice there are only five verses in this passage. As I prepared for the reading, I saw how much truth and inspiration are packed into...

Why Advent?

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We're in the season of Advent. Advent means arrival. Jesus Christ arrived. He will arrive again. But why? In my morning quiet time recently, I was working through I John. I've done so many times across the years but this time I noticed a series of five statements in chapters 3 and 4 that...

Two Things I Say

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Last time I wrote about two places I go: the Cross and the Throne of Grace. This time I want to write about two simple things I say. I say them to the Lord as I make my way through each day. These are thoughts I put together as I was preparing to share with the small group I lead, how I...

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