spend this year with Jesus


[cross-posted to www.kimberlygallagher.com] This is not the typical goal-setting, list-making, organizing-your-life type of stuff that you normally read at the beginning of a new year. Whether you’re at the top of the mountain anticipating all that 2019 has waiting for you, or you’re trying to lift your hands in worship from the trenches of brokenness, …

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a tapestry of hope


[cross-posted to www.kimberlygallagher.com] September 9, 2018 was the day individual accounts of broken stories of restoration multiplied exponentially through the body of Christ and became 1,000+ touchpoints of conversation as Heartland opened its first-ever creative arts exhibition, “Broken Pieces.” Displayed on panels and tables throughout the lobby, more than 30 works were presented in poetic …

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unpack your bags


[cross-posted to www.kimberlygallagher.com] As part of my fun and curious quest to read the Bible chronologically, I recently read through the book of Leviticus. Quite honestly, I slogged through the book of Leviticus. The entire book is about all of the rules, sacrifices and procedures required to be clean before God — or make atonement …

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unraveling = freedom


[cross-posted to www.kimberlygallagher.com] The song starts, “You unravel me with a melody…” While singing those words during worship last month, the word “unraveled” stuck with me. Various images came to my mind like when a hanging thread gets pulled and an entire seam comes apart, or when soft threads start to separate and create a …

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the shoreline of perspective

[cross-posted to www.kimberlygallagher.com] [VIDEO CLIP] Standing on the shore, looking out at the expanse of water and sky – nothing but water…sun…clouds…and the whooshing sound of the waves as the tide goes in…and out. Breathing in salty air…breathing out life. Clearing my mind. Clearing my soul. Gaining perspective. Sometimes God places us on the shore …

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someday: beyond the tree

beyond the tree

[cross-posted to www.kimberlygallagher.com] Recently, I was cleaning out the unfinished side of the basement which involved reorganizing and digging through stacks of boxes. As I unwrapped a pile of framed items to investigate, I rediscovered something special: a framed picture of tree tops against a sunrise.  These trees belonged to a neighbor’s yard a few …

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