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Devon Torchiana
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Trouble with the Curve
According to the dictionary, a curveball is something which is unexpected, surprising, or disruptive (when not referring to baseball, of course). I'm having trouble with the curveballs I'm currently experiencing.  I know that the Lord is good, that His love...
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Back to Basics: Lessons from VBS, Day 1
I've always loved helping out with vacation bible school. The kids are fun, there are many excuses to be silly, and, this year, it's a great way to be involved with my church back home after so many years of living elsewhere. What I didn't expect when I sig...
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All Things
I hear the phrase 'Trust God for big things' fairly often. It's a great concept, but lately God has been challenging me to switch from trusting Him for big things, to trusting Him for ALL things. When I fixate on trusting Him for big things, I tend to ignor...
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The Nature of Trust
A wise friend recently reminded me of exactly what trust is and what it is not. As trust is a huge part of any faith journey, understanding the process is key. Trust is not a one time event. We don't simply decide to trust one time, with one thing, and sudd...
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Fruits of Labor
I planted sunflower seeds yesterday. The flower pot sits on our front porch, and I wait for the seeds to germinate. When they do, when the plants are a little more established, I will transfer them to the garden. I'm excited and looking forward to the growi...
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Pressing Pause
Have you ever pressed the pause button on your life? I feel like that is what I'm doing. I'm back at my parents' house for the next two months, raising support so that I can join staff with Cru in August. I'll be back at Penn State then, back to my version ...
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Humbled into Humility
Humility is a funny thing. I am learning what it is like to learn to be humble, even as I am humbled by the work that God is doing in my life. I've always struggled with pride, not in a 'I'm so wonderful' way but in a 'I can do this my self, I don't need he...
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What Would It Take?
A friend shared a story with me today about a time when they were feeling unsure and someone asked them what it would take for them to feel encouraged. I feel like God has been asking me the same question recently. "What would it take for you to feel encour...
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