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Posts by Rachael Heinsen

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Rediscovering Lament

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With so many questions going around, many unanswered, Rachael encourages us to rediscover lament -- the biblical practice of bringing your pain to the Lord so that you can rest in the fact that He is there with you....

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And the Greatest of These Is Love

Rather than demanding political power, Jesus came to live among us and make a way for us to be right with God. Christmas, and my newfound position in the classroom, reminds me that while love isn’t always flashy, it is transformative....

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Afraid to Pray

Why do we sometimes know that we should pray, but just can't seem to find the words? Rachael shares with us how God has helped her look into why sometimes she is afraid to pray (and what overcomes the fear!)....

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An Unconstrained Sabbath

Bringing the Sabbath into the contemporary mind through Jesus. Plus a link to some guidance on utilizing Sabbath principles as a spiritual discipline....

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Even Moonbeams Point the Way

If the psalmist insists that creation makes known God’s love, perhaps we would do well to slow down and think through how meditating on nature can orient our hearts in praise to Him....

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When Jesus Doesn't Say "Rise"

A personal response to Sunday's message on Matthew 9:1-8, reflecting on what it means when Jesus forgives, but doesn't heal the one problem that is causing you so much pain....

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Busyness Isn't A Virtue

Could our desire to have full schedules, even ones packed with tasks we think bring God glory, actually be a cultural norm Jesus wants us to question? ...

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