Author Archives: jamjobryan

mercy

i have my mug of hot coffee in hand and my face is warmed by the morning winter sun. lately i’ve been so aware of my need to just sit in the warmth and comfort of God’s presence.  to receive- … Continue reading

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belonging

belong [bi-long] verb 1. to be part of,  be in proper place  2. to be affiliated with or be a member of   the holidays are looming. so, naturally it’s that time of year again when we start thinking more … Continue reading

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delivered

i’ve lost some things and i’ve found some things since i’ve last written. i realize it’s been nearly 3 months but i’ve been away awhile and i’ve been processing. wondering if i could find the words to tell a bit … Continue reading

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leaving

she sat by the door- waiting to go on a journey somewhere she’d never been. there wasn’t much need for suitcases, because she couldn’t take much with her. she didn’t really want to leave, but at the same time, was … Continue reading

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hooks

i’ve been thinking a lot lately about forgiveness. and what exactly it looks and feels like to forgive someone.   really forgive. it’s a word that feels like a gut-punch to me.  and if i’m honest (which i always am) … Continue reading

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the better-tale

this is the story of a beauty-queen who became a real girl. it’s kind of like a fairytale in reverse. she wanted a life in the castle, but got the suburbs. she wanted a charmed life, but got 5 wide-eyed … Continue reading

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reckon

                       do you ever wonder how we can find our way back to praise when life has yielded a gutting loss ?                                                                                                               when we are left empty-handed and fear and despair are pulling hard on our shirt tails. when darkness … Continue reading

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