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a spirituality of resistance

by John Dear   (On February 28, 2011, John Dear gave this talk at the Eight Sabeel Conference in Bethlehem, Palestine.)   Dear friends, thank you for all you do for peace and justice, for the God of peace and justice. I have been asked to...
by The Anglo-Sinkie Scribbles on Mar 28, 2014

Worship Wednesday – Christ Is Enough

VERSE Christ is my reward And all of my devotion Now there’s nothing in this world That could ever satisfy PRE-CHORUS Through every trial My soul will sing No turning back I’ve been set free CHORUS Christ is enough for me Christ is enough...
by One Passion One Devotion on Jul 30, 2013

For the Weary, Waiting Mama

My time at last week’s Summit9 conference has my head and heart full. There is so much information to process, so much to share. Yet, today, I have a feeling I’m not supposed to share information and thoughts on orphan justice, global orp...
by mercy(INK) on May 6, 2013

That They Would See What You See

I’ve shared in the past that there have been moments, days, and seasons when I seriously question if blogging is worth my time and energy.  Many hours and lots of heart pour into this little online space. And while blogging can be a beautiful...
by mercy(INK) on Apr 30, 2013

The Mom Inside // from the archives

The Mom Inside The mom I want be, she is a beautiful, courageous, (mostly) fearless woman. She is wise to the needs of her children and relentless at loving them. Not perfect. Not pretending. Not guilt-ridden. Not counterfeit nor clone. Not even free...
by mercy(INK) on Apr 26, 2013

Marathon Reflections // Let’s Run

Boston Marathon 1938 // The Boston Globe I grew up just 12 miles from the start line of the Boston Marathon. During my elementary school years my dad would take us to a spot along the route, not far from that Hopkinton start, where we joined other ha...
by mercy(INK) on Apr 17, 2013

Soul Poison

photo source // rick golt Do not. I repeat. Do not feed your dog grapes. Or gum. Or avocados. Make sure your cat stays away from Easter lilies (you may want to re-gift those beauties). A little known fact resides in the last half of March each year.
by mercy(INK) on Apr 1, 2013

It’s Friday…

My annual Good Friday post. This one needs no words from me. email subscribers, click here to view The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen...
by mercy(INK) on Mar 29, 2013

Family … Because of Jesus

photo source Perhaps for the first time since we officially began the adoption process, in a few moments of quiet after a bustling morning, I suddenly became completely overwhelmed for my child. Completely. It was a moment of stillness where tears ro...
by mercy(INK) on Mar 27, 2013

Bravery: Two Lies + A Truth

A little while back I asked my sweet friend Tiffany to share what living brave looked like for her.  We’ve shared time together in the a third world county, and I assumed she may write something about that. She didn’t share what I though...
by mercy(INK) on Mar 15, 2013

The Beach Trip

Sun, sand, seagulls – and oh yeah – 40 degree temperatures. Hey, I’ll take the beach any way I can get it. Last weekend was an overdue girls retreat to the stunning Outer Banks of North Carolina. Nevermind the fact that the mercury dipped close...
by mercy(INK) on Mar 13, 2013

The Post I’ve Waited Seven+ Years to Write

// image via waslost.org // While Adrian and I were still in college at a small Christian liberal arts school, we took a class called “Living Issues.” Pretty much all of the big, hot topic moral and ethical issues of our day were covered...
by mercy(INK) on Mar 11, 2013

The Post I Waited Seven+ Years to Write

// image via waslost.org // While Adrian and I were still in college at a small Christian liberal arts school, we took a class called “Living Issues.” Pretty much all of the big, hot topic moral and ethical issues of our day were covered...
by mercy(INK) on Mar 11, 2013

STUCK

Friday night my sweet friend Dawn and I decided to go on a little adventure. We hopped in my ’98 CRV and drove 2+ hours for the premier of STUCK, a new award-winning documentary produced by the non-profit organization Both Ends Burning. Before...
by mercy(INK) on Mar 4, 2013

STUCK // International Adoption Documentary

Friday night my sweet friend Dawn and I decided to go on a little adventure. We hopped in my ’98 CRV and drove 2+ hours for the premier of STUCK, a new award-winning documentary produced by the non-profit organization Both Ends Burning. Before...
by mercy(INK) on Mar 4, 2013

Ordinary Women Live Brave {Jennifer’s Story}

["High Dive" by Norman Rockwell] Four months ago I gave my notice at work. It still feels strange to say that – I’m leaving my job. The job I have had for 12 years. The job that accounts for 60% of our family’s income. The job I thought I would...
by mercy(INK) on Feb 21, 2013

Heart + Home #34 & a little update

[ this gal's from this here shop ] Are you having a good week, friend? Have you had a hard-for-no-reason-kind-of-day in there somewhere?  I’ve had a few of those days lately.  I’m not proud of them, but I’m learning to learn from...
by mercy(INK) on Feb 19, 2013

Some Day

Some days just hurt. Not for any particular reason. Not because of any extra difficult circumstance. Some days just do. You know those days?  Please tell me I’m not the only one that has the hard days. The sad days. The days when, despite know...
by mercy(INK) on Feb 18, 2013

Weekend Reading

Last week at this time I was all packed up and headed out of town in my sweats and a trunk full of scrapbooking supplies. It was welcomed refreshment, in both the physical form of comfort food, snacks, and coffee with too much creamer, and the spirit...
by mercy(INK) on Feb 16, 2013

Scandalous: A Love Story

  Grace, what have you done? Murdered for me on that cross Accused in absence of wrong My sin washed away in Your blood Too much to make sense of it all I know that Your love breaks my fall The scandal of grace, You died in my place So my soul w...
by mercy(INK) on Feb 14, 2013
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