Pause

Pause. Breathe in. Where are you? Let it go. Breathe out.

Pause. Breathe in. What do you need to do today? Let it go. Breathe out.

Pause. Breathe in. God is here. Breathe out. Be here. 

Be. Be you.

Let the you be.

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Listen

The Lord! He brings death, gives life, takes down to the grave, and raises up! The Lord! He makes poor, gives wealth, brings low, but also lifts up high! God raises the poor from the dust, lifts up the needy from the garbage pile. God sits them with officials, gives them the seat of honor! The pillars of the earth belong to the Lord; he set the world on top of them! God guards the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked die in darkness because no one succeeds by strength alone.

The Lord! His enemies are terrified! God thunders against them from heaven! The Lord! He judges the far corners of the earth!

May God give strength to his king and raise high the strength of his anointed one.

1 Samuel 2:6-10

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Think

God is big. Bigger than me. Bigger than my problems. Nothing on this earth happens outside of the Lord. The falling of a dandelion. The might of a hurricane. God sets it all in motion. And sometimes I do not understand why God does what God does.

Even though I do not understand God, I believe that God is good. And a good God will set things right. This is the bold hope of faith.

Dan Shoemake

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Pray

God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your Glory. Through everything I will praise you. I trust in you. Amen.

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Go

Go. Breathe in. Where are you? Be there. Breathe out.

Go. Breathe in. What do you need to do today? Do it boldly. Breathe out.

Go. Breathe in. God is here. Be here. Breathe out.

Be. Be you.

Let the you be.

Dan Shoemake

Dan Shoemake works as a priest in Georgia. He loves music, books, Superman, and Mexican food. He has two kids, one dog, and a very happy life.

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