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Rachel Pipher
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let the tears fall
WHEN THE TEARS FALL -- Tim Hughes Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkdKJqQkYeo I've had questions without answers; I've known sorrow, I have known pain. But there's one thing that I'll cling to You are faithful, Jesus, You're true. When hope is ...
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social work is gospel work
When I started this blog in 2006, it was in some of my loneliest days of living far from dear friends and within a time that I was learning what it meant to sing praises even when I felt too low to smile. I named it 'Off With Your Sandals' because it was fo...
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do not look away
Some of the worst days you can't prepare for.  Sometimes, they level you.  Y ou go home and shake your head,  and periodically tears well up in your eyes.  You wish you could forget what you've heard,  while feeling equally compelled to stick around to see ...
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what we need most
habit of awareness / pt 2 hope. i have seen great beauty come from barren ground that no one could imagine would yield fruit. today i believe that God is active, despite what i experience as waiting. and as i wait... i believe that, as image-bearers of Chri...
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habit of awareness, part 1-4
In an effort to "listen to my life" in this season of discernment, I want to build a  habit of awareness . To process parts of my journey, I am naming some of the pieces of my life that have shaped my heart and spirit.  With this awareness, I hope to find a...
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i'll do me, you do you.
"Let each person lead the life that the LORD has assigned to Him." -- 1 Corinthians 7:17 that's sometimes the hardest part, though, isn't it? figuring out what's been assigned for you to do.  I had the privilege of working with some of my favourite people i...
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hope
My hope feels broke It's cloaked Soaked in fear but it's clear You told me you're near Your promises say: "Dear one, I haven't forgotten those you love My love for them is present In weakness, My strength looks a lot like meekness Trust it It's not rusted I...
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real [big city, beloved] rest.
Those of you who have been reading Off With Your Sandals since the beginning might remember that these posts used to dissect and dive into one worship song per post. In lonely Montreal moments when I desperately needed my heart to be ministered to, I would ...
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