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Jasmine “BushMaid” Ruigrok
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"To pursue anything but the full measure of the glory of God's love is a wasted life." - Joshua Eddy
"To pursue anything but the full measure of the glory of God's love is a wasted life." - Joshua Eddy

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You Have a Place at the Table
“It is not as we've seen, it is not as we've read, it is not as they've said. How we need to forget, we need to reset and be like children again. Are you hungry and have no money? You can sit at this table.” — Jess Ray, “Too Good” Our dining room table wasn...
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Be Loved First
“As I grow older, I discover more and more that the greatest gift I have to offer is my own joy of living, my own inner peace, my own silence and solitude, my own sense of well-being.” — Henri Nouwen I put aside the book I just finished and prop my chin ag...
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The Need to Write
/ You wrote your name in invisible ink / For you were so afraid of what they might think / But the scars they left, they were loud and clear / Weren't they? / — Silhouettes, Sleeping At Last I need to write. Not want to, or would like to. I need to. And not...
The Need to Write
The Need to Write
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Deaf or Blind?
Hypothetical questions have always been a big part of my growing up, and my siblings and I could amuse ourselves for hours over them. After watching Home Alone for the first time, we hypothesised what we would do if robbers ever tried to break into our hous...
Deaf or Blind?
Deaf or Blind?
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The Would-Be Prince
The feast had begun. Servants were coming forward to serve plates filled with the finest delicacies; platters heaped high with rare meats cooked to perfection, the best wines were being poured for each guest, and the room resonated with the sound of elegant...
The Would-Be Prince
The Would-Be Prince
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Cool dress. Only hoodie I’d wear.
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That Reckless, Raging Fury
Taken from The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning. ~ Once or twice in a lifetime you hear a story that leaves an indelible mark on your heart and mind. Such is this story. I first heard it in 1967. It is Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree.  "Once the...
That Reckless, Raging Fury
That Reckless, Raging Fury
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Golden Opportunities
I can't remember my very first golden opportunity. In fact, I'm sure there have been many that came and went which I can longer recall. But however good my memory of them are, there has been a string of such moments that shaped my life into what it is now, ...
Golden Opportunities
Golden Opportunities
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“I try to hold onto these golden moments; try not to put my value on how valued I feel by those around me, but just to revel in the beauty of simple moments and know this is God; an echo of heaven. Keep chasing the real thing, but stop and listen to the echoes ring along the way.”

— My Journal, 11th Jan. ‘17
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