Poem of Lament

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“The function of a Lament or Psalm of Petitionary Praise (Westermann), is to provide a structure for crisis, hurt, grief, or despair; to move a worshipper from hurt to joy, from darkness to light, from desperation to hope. This movement from hurt to joy is not a psychological or liturgical experience only, although it includes those. And it is not a physical deliverance from the crisis, although that is often anticipated. The movement “out of the depths” from hurt to joy is a profoundly spiritual one.”[1]

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Jeremiah 29:11

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Motivate Me

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A Letter to Motivation —
“Why are you such a fickle creature?!”
“Why not stay awhile and be my teacher?”
“Do you not understand that I need you close?”
“Why would you leave me when I need you the most?” Continue reading