Steadfast

This month I’m reading Psalm 119. It is the longest single chapter in the Bible, containing 176 verses. Its author is unknown, but scholars suggest that David, Ezra, or Daniel wrote it. The psalm is written as an acrostic poem. The verses of each stanza begin with the same letter of each of the Hebrew…

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Three Days In

I like to think of myself as a grateful person, but I realize I’m more like the people in this story than I want to be. Three days. That’s how long the people of Israel traveled before they complained. The first part of Numbers is about censuses, assignments of duties, march formations and camp set…

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Down To the Beach

I found a round stone or two and plenty of shells, though not the kind that sing. I saw no starfish or horrible thing on the beach, unless the dozens and dozens of crabs or the piles of seaweed count. But we played and lounged. We laughed and rested. Now we go back to our…

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Vacation

Saturday we drove straight through the night from one celebration to another. That evening we witnessed a beautiful ceremony of two becoming one. We wondered at the mysterious sacrament of marriage. We cried and feasted and danced and laughed. We needed sleep, but instead drove to our holiday destination, our annual ritual of rest and…

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Anyway

God knew I’d doubt Him, but He’s faithful anyway. He knew I would mess up over and over again, but He’s patient with me anyway. God knew I’d judge others, but He’s compassionate towards me. He knew I would be puffed up, stubborn, and rebellious, but He loves me still. Jesus knew every dark thought,…

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Hello, I’m Marie.

I’m wholeheartedly devoted to learning how to live like it matters and passionate about encouraging others to do the same.
This is where we can learn together.