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The Parable of The Lost Coin 

Luke 15:8-10 [NIV]

8 “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins[a] and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

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Parable of the Lost Sheep

Luke 15:3-7 [NIV]

Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

 
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Welcome to the lost and found. 

I’ve heard a bunch about these ideas lost in translation 

Having yet been rediscovered. 

 

I’ve come to explore this industry,

I hear you manufacture miracles. 

 

You’ve branded yourself in believers who led me back to this place called home. 

I still don’t know what exactly I’ve misplaced, 

But there’s a feeling that I ain’t quite been moving at the right pace. 

 

There’s been a drought, 

I’ve been deserted on stony islands of misconception 

And blinded by the basic degree of knowledge I possess. 

But I digress. 

 

The fundamental fractures and foundational foxholes in my faith,

Haven’t stopped me from complaining about my lack of understanding. 

 

Carefully, I started to criticize myself for this condition but realized, 

A more conducive conversation was fit to be had with the Holy Spirit. 

 

So I called out and complained 

Because I felt like he was speaking whole time, but I wasn’t listening. 

Laboring on how to get delivered when I wasn’t loosening the rein these modern-day distractions had on my disposition. 

 

So I’m starting to shed off these bad habits

and slowly start to seek his salvation, and foundation. 

 

But this is the lost and found right? 

We don’t always find what we were looking for but, 

at least we drew closer to confirmation. 

 

When I look through his lens, I see my liberation. 

So no longer do I close my eyes in fear, for I have been awakened. 

Written By Laurence Steven Minter 

What is the Lost & Found?

  Lost | Found 

Our experiences balance between the constant push and pull between these two spaces. 

 

To be lost is conventionally considered to be a position of inaccessibility and deficiency, while contextually fair, it can simultaneously be the very arrangement and posture which makes discovery even more opportune. 

Everything ever created has both an origin and a will from God. The Lost & Found (L&F) is a safe haven where I house the complexities, questions, and conversations felt along this journey of life. It is the box of left over poems & pondering, the salvaged goods, awaiting our use. L&F exists for the forgotten and overlooked, a guide to help people retrace their steps. 

May peace be our most prized possession. 

 

Everything we'll ever need, we came into this world with. That which you are seeking is likely nested in the very place you refuse to look. For those who feel lost, know that you are sought lovingly.

Take a look around, you may find something you didn't even realize you were looking for.  

 
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