Holy Week Adoration: You Said Her Name In That Way

She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him,“Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher). – excerpt from John 20:11-18** You conquered the world’s limitation, and You called her by name. She stumbled,…
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Holy Week Adoration: Your Marvelous Silence

Now Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?” Jesus said to him, “It is as you say.” And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing. Then Pilate said to Him, “Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?” But He answered him not one word,…
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Holy Week Adoration: A Death-Life Exchange, Even Before Your Death

Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself.  After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He…
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The Words You Use When You’re Not Ready To Talk

If we sit sideways in the oversized leather chair — the one that was already faded and cracked before we left our marks on it — two of us can fit. His little body, tucked into last season’s mismatched pajamas, pressed beside mine and I wondered just what might come out of this kid’s mouth tonight. He’s still a mystery to…
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You Made a Daughter of Me {an adoration meditation}

 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. John 14:18** I think of them — those little ones under my roof and their friends on the other side of the ocean — but You, also, think of me. They came to us with parched lips and cracked skin and hearts clamoring for the delight of another in…
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My Guard {an adoration meditation}

I sit with my Bible in my lap and my head rested back against the chair, eyes casing the ceiling. I am so far away from understanding Your peace, I moan. My mind rolls round and round the same old topics, trapped. My heart has been in knots, I’m realizing for days, as I live within the small world my fears and…
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You Turn The Bitter Waters Sweet

[Note: I wrote this post in the fall (but never posted), long before we discovered our new development. He is ever working good in our hearts.] So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. Now when they came to Marah,…
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God, Translated {a Holy Week adoration}

My flesh, loud against the gentleness of the Father, is not the final word. Wouldn’t you know it, the very thing set to derail me, is His opportunity to shine, in me. My weakness is His perfection. And this perspective is what sparks my adoration. While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came…
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Beauty’s End

One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple. Psalm 27:4** The prayer he prayed ignited an idea in my mind. Your beauty is enough to spend a lifetime beholding. Not…
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My Humanity Invokes Your Compassion

“I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.” Matthew 15:32* Father, You feel. The people whom You made move Your heart. I am one of them, like on that day. I am…
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