all that i own does not compare

i forget that the most compelling thing about me is jesus. i forget. in the forgetting i lose myself and become ungrateful, confused. am i a good mother? it is because jesus has wrought my iron will in his gentle hands. is my marriage remarkable? it is because he has been remarkably generous to two

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building a boat

he was honest and said that he had problems with the church.  he thought himself better than your run-of-the-mill pew-fillers.  he was doing what god wanted done, everyone else? not so much. and when he tried to start a church, it failed. no one came and those who did come didn’t stay.  he fought with

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