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  • January 31, 2021

    Maybe you've heard, “You're so talented in sports, or music, or school, or fill-in- the-blank.” We all have our own unique gifts: some may be very obvious, and others may be harder to spot. For example, I am writing this devotion. I never thought that I was any good at writing or that anyone would [...]

  • January 17, 2021

    I. slam a fresh block of wood on the carving table and glare back at the house, even though I know my family won't see my expression. “James, brother of Jesus,” I scoff aloud and bring my knife down in a deep slash over the edge of the block. "Jesus, the perfect child. It doesn't [...]

  • December 29, 2019

    What am I? I thought as I stared down at my hand, now covered in words written in permanent ink. Cruel words—written all over my hands— stabbing me in the heart like knives. This can't be who I am, I thought. Lazy, slow, fat, short, stupid, weak every word stung with fresh pain when I [...]