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Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord. - 1 Corinthians 1:31 (NRSV)

In 2003, I was hospitalized for depression. My image as a pastor’s wife who had it all together was shattered. I spent two weeks alongside drug addicts, schizophrenics, and alcoholics. By society’s standards, we were failures and outcasts: weak, broken, and ashamed.

As we each shared our stories, I watched...

Today's Prayer
Redeeming God, forgive us for wanting to look good before others. Remind us that it’s only in you that we are made whole. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Corinthians 1:18-31

Thought for the Day

God loves and accepts me as I am.

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Vulnerability

“I believe with all my heart that vulnerability and authenticity are the only way to find wholeness in Jesus Christ. … I believe in the holistic, healing love and salvation in Jesus Christ, who walks with us in the valleys and brings beauty from ash heaps again and again and again. I am here to tell you that I have been on the mountaintops and in the valleys, and I have discovered that we need a reset in our souls. We need to share stories so that others will too. When we’re free to be real, that’s when the real joy comes.” Read more.