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What God Might Say...


Of my past, God might say,

You are my child, then and now,

and I have always loved you.

Even in heavy moments of shame,

the darkest of nights;

in the hours you thought

I would never love you again.

Even then.

Of my faith, God might ask,

What is faith?

Some people think it is just

following the rules, abstaining;

keeping your legs expertly crossed,

and your hair brushed neatly.

But faith cannot be shown

in outside things.

Except, perhaps,

the kindness from your eyes

as you look into the face of another

while they share their pain.

Faith comes down

to the words of my Son:

Love one another.

No version of rule following can

mean more to me than this.

Of my future, God might say,

I can promise you,

if you stop living

as if I am taking accounts,

and live, instead,

from loving…

my love for you,

your love for others…

and ask yourself,

'What is essential?'

there you will find

the path that lies ahead,

and without fail,

you will find me there

with you.



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  • Julie


    I’m turning 60 next month. I can hardly believe it myself. But, I’ve decided that I no longer want to live comfortably. I want to live with a spirit of adventure like I had in the past. To be unafraid of what’s new or different. I want to remain so open to the Spirit of the living God that his love compels me to go wherever he leads me.
  • LuAnn


    I am passionate about people leaning into all that Jesus is. You. Me. Us. Journeying together with God. This is my greatest blessing. And now that my kiddos are out on their own, I’m learning to navigate my new normal. And I am finding there is life after little ones and teens after all!
  • Nicole


    Nicole is a stay-at-home mom of one, and is just returning to writing after a too-long hiatus. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Philosophy, Nicole previously worked in the fields of journalism, advertising and marketing. Nicole is using her time at home to discern God's next path for her life and to spend as much precious time with her husband and daughter as possible! She is honored to be writing for Julie Miller and Heart Matters Publishing.
  • Sally


    Sally Cranham is a singer and writer from the UK. She uses biblical narrative and her own experience to write deeply into the heart of the human condition. She currently works as a volunteer for SourceMN as their Arts Outreach Coordinator and has lived as a Residential Volunteer at Source’s anti-trafficking transitional annex alongside women who have come out of the life of prostitution.
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