Category Archives: Recovery and healing

The holiness of disturbance

If God never disturbs you, you are not following the right God © Meisaan Chan

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I don’t listen very well, I say to the Lord

I don’t listen very well, I say to the Lord.You are too full, the Lord says to me. I listen to the wrong things, I say to the Lord.Your vulnerability to me needs to grow, the Lord says to me … Continue reading

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For you, for them

It is an act of compassion to let someone be who they are –the struggle to change someone can be violent © Meisaan Chan

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The dedication

“I want you to own me,” I say to God.“I do not own anyone or anything,” God says to me.“Then what do I do?” I asked.“Be a dedication,” God says. © Meisaan Chan

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The teacher

Sometimes I save you from your foolishness, says the Lord;sometimes I let it be your teacher © Meisaan Chan

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The holiness of holes

Healthy soil has holes –that’s how the air and rain and seeds sink in;solid soil holds little life © Meisaan Chan

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On efficiency

Efficiency, when pushed, strangles love © Meisaan Chan

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