Category Archives: Open Letters

September 29: Open Letters – Dear Grief

Read Matthew 7:24-28 Dear Storms of Grief, What a broad spectrum of life you cover! You’ve touched many, if not all, lives. Sometimes you sweep over me like a flash flood. Sometimes you creep in slowly like a thunderstorm… low … Continue reading

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September 28: Open Letters – Dear Miscarriage & Stillborn Loss

Dear Miscarriage and Stillborn Loss, You have entered the lives of many, taking from them a deeply wanted and precious life. You are most unwelcome. Yet, you come. I never expected you’d come knocking on my door. But you did. … Continue reading

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September 27: Open Letters – Dear Rejection

Read 1 Peter 2:4-8 Dear Rejection, You managed to steal some time in my life, that I will never get back.  You ruled my heart in middle school when I didn’t get invited to ‘that party’.  You tore at my … Continue reading

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September 26: Open Letters – Dear Solitude (Part 2)

Read 1 Peter 5:8 Dear Solitude, In yesterday’s letter, I wrote about the good side of your coin – the heads side – spending time alone with Jesus. Today I’m writing you about the dark side of your coin – … Continue reading

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September 25: Open Letters – Dear Solitude

Read Luke 5: 15-16 Dear Solitude, I like you and I don’t. You are good and you are evil. Like a coin with two sides. Heads! Solitude, on one side, you are good: “Yet the news about him spread all … Continue reading

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September 24: Open Letters – Dear Abandonment

Read Deuteronomy 31:6 Dear Abandonment, We first met when I was very young, too young in my opinion. You left me feeling alone, scared about the future, and, in many ways, hopeless. How else is one supposed to feel growing … Continue reading

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September 23: Open Letters – Dear Emotions

Read Jeremiah 1 and Lamentations 3 To all of the emotions, I should start by proclaiming powerful words from a friend as a declaration to begin this letter; ”We are friends. Not because I longed for you or loved you, … Continue reading

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September 22: Open Letters – Dear Expectations

Read Ecclesiastes 2:1-26 Dear Expectations, We all have them! Expectations are a part of our existence. Fulfilled expectations bring great joy! We receive the college of choice, job of choice, spouse of choice, the family, the house…you get the picture!  … Continue reading

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September 21: Open Letters – Dear Depression

Read Habakkuk 3:16-19 (It would be beneficial to read the entire book to get the full understanding of depression and the deliverance we experience through Christ) Dear Depression, It is safe to say that you and I have an on-again … Continue reading

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September 20: Open Letters – Dear Human Approval

Read 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Dear Human Approval, You are a hard task master. In our desire for your applause, we have pushed ourselves to the limits and then listened for your response: … At times, you seemed to offer only … Continue reading

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