Tag Archives: belief

Parable of the Two Gardeners

There once were two women who tried to grow a garden. The first woman held her seeds in her hand and said, “These will never grow.” Then she scattered the seeds and poured bleach on them. When the seeds didn’t … Continue reading

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Surprises

All the ways you surprise me, Lord – all the secrets you slowly reveal like jewels, cradled in your opening hand © Meisaan Chan  

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Sometimes life doesn’t give you all the pieces

Sometimes life doesn’t give you all the pieces to build your house; you lack the wood, or the nails, or even the strength to build it; Keep returning to me, says the Lord, for I am not afraid of missing … Continue reading

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Jump out

On one side, the cliff: On the other side, the abyss: Go! Jump out! Die! Then tell the world what you saw © Meisaan Chan

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How you love solidity!

How you love solidity! But I am found in the falling! © Meisaan Chan

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Considering who’s in charge

If God does not expect perfection in humans why would God expect perfection from religion? © Meisaan Chan

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A pondering about heaven

If heaven were influenced by collective deeds jails would cease to exist: convicts would be sentenced to do good works, for we could not afford to have able-bodied, potential do-gooders to sit in jail and not work to affect the … Continue reading

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Wrestle with me, says the Lord

Wrestle with me, says the Lord come into the ring show me your best moves take it out on me © Meisaan Chan

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Another idol

Worshiping what you believe can lead to hardness of heart © Meisaan Chan

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Touching the hem

Reaching out and being healed still requires the outstretched arm and the faith that stretching can lead to healing © Meisaan Chan

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