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A reminder of who our God is... 💝💪☀️ The Song of Moses (Exodus 15, The Message Translation) 15 1-8 Then ...
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I have a note in my phone that I was reminded of this morning... It was something I had to ...
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I woke up around 3 AM this morning, and happened across this from @blessedlifeofficial —I knew I needed to share it ...
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"But Lord, I feel like I don't fit in? What if I don't find a place to belong? I feel ...
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I'm so thankful that the Holy Spirit has led me into what is true... 💖☀️ I'm so thankful that He ...
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Have you ever cried out to God and said, "Father! Won't You take this away from me? Please take this ...
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I got slammed yesterday... It felt like a sudden burst of harsh wind that hit me...and, honestly, I got a ...
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Can I just be honest right now? I felt like I was to write this "right now"... "LIVE on the ...
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Whenever you find yourself in the middle of something hard.... Whenever you find yourself in the middle of the pain ...
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This morning I am finding rest in the truth... ...that God's Word does not return void. "So will My word ...
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I wanted to share this music with you this morning.... As I sat down with the Lord this morning, and ...
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The Lord brought me to Psalm 83 this morning. It's an intense Psalm, isn't it? It's very real in the ...
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I kind of think I was made to "grow into" my name. "Heather" It means, "flowering." It's a kind of ...
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I love this song by Josh Garrels... Wanted to share it on here this morning... because it soothed and encouraged ...
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I don't know that I've ever heard God more clearly—in the way of putting a pen to exactly what He ...
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Last night, as I was attempting to settle down for the evening, I started "scrolling" Facebook for a little bit ...
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I love the stillness of the morning when it's still dark out—knowing that the start of a glorious sunrise is ...
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"And the word of the LORD came to me, asking, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” “I see a branch of an almond tree,” I replied. “You have observed correctly,” said the LORD, “for ...
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The Heritage of the Righteous and the Calamity of the Wicked A Psalm of David. 37 Do not fret because ...
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I think it deeply pleases God when we ask Him things like, "Father? What do You think about this?What's on ...
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Jesus said, “This is war, and there is no neutral ground. If you’re not on my side, you’re the enemy; ...
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"You are near, O Lord,And all Your commandments are truth."—Psalm 119:151 I'll be honest... I had to really "push through" ...
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I'm realizing.... it's sinking in.... ...that when I decided to take God's way, His path, His plan for my life ...
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Have you ever had a thought—a sudden "story in your head" of how something seems to be, and based on ...
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"Father, what's Your will in this situation? What's Your way? Because knowing You, and knowing me... I know that Your ...
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"The moment they began their shouts and praises, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount ...
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I think, if there's something 2020 has "taught us"... It's not to believe everything that is presented as "truth".... Not ...
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God has this way of allowing us to make certain kinds of mistakes... And then there are the "almost mistakes" ...
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"Strengthen the weak hands,And make firm the feeble knees.4 Say to those who are fearful-hearted,“Be strong, do not fear!Behold, your God will come with vengeance,With the recompense of ...
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"A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything ...
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This is a historic day. It's an important day. I believe it's a "turning-point" day... And while we each have ...
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God so joyously works behind the scenes.... it's like I can almost imagine the kind of smile He would have ...
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Do you ever feel like you're just really fighting, and wrestling within your soul? ...struggling in the mind, wrestling in ...
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This morning, I'm reminded again, and in an even deeper way, that we are created to be "children of light" ...
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Father, I see where I am right now… …but You can see where I’m going, You can see where You’re ...
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This morning the Lord brought me to a passage in 1 Corinthians 12... the title of the section stood out ...
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Sometimes when I wake up, and go to the table to sit with Him... I'll walk in sleepy and tired, ...
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Yesterday we watched a historic moment unfold, as Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court... 🙌☀️ ...
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Over the last couple of years, the Lord has taken me deeper, and deeper, and deeper into Psalm 91. ☀️ ...
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The Lord has brought my attention to "light" again this morning... And I'm not exactly sure why, but I'm going ...
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"...the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of ...
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I'm learning to be "on guard"... Not by guarding myself, not "guarded".... but being on guard, in Him—dependent and confident ...
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6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in ...
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Over the last couple of days, I've been thinking back to one of the harshest, darkest seasons of my adult ...
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"At that time many will fall away and will betray and hate one another, and many false prophets will arise and mislead many. Because of the multiplication of ...
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"Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life."—Proverbs 4:23 Father, You are the One ...
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The enemy usually works in very subtle ways... Usually, he doesn't show up wearing his "red devil suit with pitchfork ...
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In everything we go through, in everything we endure, in everything that we learn... In every situation that presses us ...
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What does it mean to be "strong-willed"? Someone who is strong-willed doesn’t give up easily. A strong-willed person is determined. Perseverance is a good ...
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This morning I was reminded of a little children's hymn I used to sing allllll the time, it's a song ...
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Have you ever had days when it feels like this is the prayer of your heart? "Jesus.... help!" It's okay ...
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When God gave me the URL that started this whole thing back in 2018... "www.lifeinthesecretplace.com" I don't think I had ...
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I came across this song as I was listening to Sandra McCracken's new album, and I wanted to just put ...
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I'm realizing that so much of our walk with Jesus in this journey of life.... ....is "remembering." Being "reminded" by ...
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One of my favorite singer-songwriters, Sandra McCracken has just released new album.... and I dug into it this morning. 🎵✨ ...
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"Create in me a clean heart, O God,And renew a steadfast spirit within me." —Psalm 51:10 So I've had this ...
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Boy, this morning has been an adventure and a journey! It's amazing what all the Lord can take us through ...
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I've got good news for you... If you've found yourself living here on this earth today... Then you can know ...
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Last night, I came across some old home videos from around 1990... I was between 4-5 years old, my little ...
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Be a Pure Container of Christ 20 In a palace you find many kinds of containers and tableware for many different ...
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This morning, as I was in prayer, the Lord led me to "Psalm 88"... I was actually in Psalm 69, ...
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Why does it surprise me so much, whenever God uses me? When He chooses to do something through me? Why ...
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If you've followed along with me in my daily journal, then you've probably read about some of the health issues ...
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I love this song... I love the way it tells an ancient story, a story with a surprising twist... it's ...
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There are many in this world, within this time, who are living in the place of feeling "trapped and tormented" ...
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"Teach me more about you, how you work and how you move,so that I can walk onward in your truthuntil ...
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Why is it surprising.... ...the times when God "takes me up" on, "God, do what You want with my life! ...
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We find ourselves living in historic times... So much is unfolding right before our eyes! So far, the year 2020 ...
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God has this way of turning things around... ✍🏻💝☀️ He has this way of making what would seem so unlikely— ...
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I've been thinking a lot about the word "hiddenness" lately... There is a kind of "hiddenness" that we sometimes take ...
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This world is filled with all kinds of people... And of all the humans God created... He didn't design any ...
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Have you ever wondered if God was "holding something back" from you? Or "holding you back" from something? The door ...
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As I was listening to a teaching message yesterday, I heard a quote that just jumped out at me and ...
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I love it when the Lord leads me to my "archive" of old journals.... and He shows me which ones ...
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There's something about a challenge... a hard time, a trial, an inability, inadequacy, insecurity.... rejection, a moment of weakness, a ...
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This morning, as I sat down with my Heavenly Father, I just began to share with Him, all the things ...
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So I'm not going to apologize for the plethora of metaphors that I've used in this post. 🤓 But don't ...
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I was drawn to this passage this morning... Proverbs 8:32-36 in The Passion Translation. I think it paints the most ...
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You know, I never was really interested in too much when I was learning in school. I never really was ...
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Have you ever had days when you just feel "broken open" before the Lord? I felt like that all morning ...
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Have you ever reflected upon your life—a pathway you were on, a direction you were headed.... And you realized... "....my ...
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Who knew I'd be writing so much about our home renovations this week... Guess I should have known, because so ...
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I used to think that God didn't really actually (literally) speak to us.... ...other than through what He wanted to ...
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We have an enemy who wants to see us "build in our own strength" and for our own glory... and ...
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Renovations on our bedroom are going nicely this week... We seem to be mostly on track with the planned schedule ...
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I love how God can "infuse" us in such a way.... that we are "cleansed" and "nourished" at the same ...
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Our Heavenly Father delivers us from so much more than we realize... But when we begin to start "waking up"—when ...
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Today we're starting on another small phase of home renovations—at least for the next week. 🏡 Today is "demo day", ...
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Confirmation. "God...that thing that I heard, that dream that I had, that thing that I saw, that which I felt ...
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This morning as I was sitting here with the Lord, looking at some things with Him, something hit me..... this ...
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So I'm still processing some things this morning... Isn't it amazing how God can teach us foundational lessons through our ...
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So, you know this verse? "Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of ...
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I feel like there is an urgency right now to be aware of our surroundings, and to be aware, and ...
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Over the last couple of years, it's like I've been in this time of realization... Realization of just how much ...
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I asked the Lord what was on His heart for me to write this morning and I simply heard this ...
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My heart is so full this morning...💖🎉 As I was reflecting and writing some things down into my journal, suddenly ...
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There are some fears that can hide in the deepest, darkest places of our hearts... But He's so faithful to ...
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I love it when the Lord just completely wrecks me in my time with Him.... 😭❤️ ...when I'm quick to ...
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What is it about a mystery that makes us curious? What is it about a mystery that causes us to ...
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"What are you carrying that's too heavy... for you to be carrying?" That's the question I heard this morning... What ...
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...What is the condition of my heart? "But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on ...
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Have you ever paid attention to the patterns in your life? What about this one... ...an area or a situation ...
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Do you guys know that yesterday, I cringed so much at my self about something... well, part of it was ...
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Warning: If you can't handle some cheesiness, then you may not want to read this. 🤓 Have you ever noticed ...
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A "portrait" is defined as: "a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant ...
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I'm the kind of girl... who'll get stuck in my own way of thinking if I'm not nudged or sometimes ...
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So this morning I had a question on my heart... a question I had really never thought to ask before, ...
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A friend got me a beautiful hummingbird feeder for my birthday... 🥰 I have a window over my kitchen sink, ...
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This morning I'm sitting here completely blown away by what the Lord showed me in a VERY short and simple ...
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So I had another "birthing" dream last night... And before you think or assume anything, this dream doesn't have anything ...
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I was doing some studying the other day, and there was this "thing" in me —this sort of "drive" within ...
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There is something about a "hidden" or "secret" thing that intrigues me—there is something about a mystery that makes me ...
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Have you ever had a moment, where you felt your heart come into alignment with a desire of His heart? ...
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I have to ask myself that question from time to time... This morning, the Lord took me back through my ...
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I asked the Lord this morning, what He was speaking to my heart... Because I knew that He was speaking ...
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We had a 5.1 earthquake in North Carolina yesterday—apparently it was the first one of this kind of magnitude we've ...
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A simple reminder... "But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, ...
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Today, on 8/8, marks 11 years that Jason and I have been married. 💗 Our wedding day was on "8/8" ...
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There is this mysterious "way" that He does things... this way of His that is so "hidden above the surface" ...
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God allows us to "wrestle" through things, sometimes... Have you ever felt you've had to "wrestle" your way through something? ...
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I'm realizing that...often the things we think matter, really don't matter as much as the things we think are "too ...
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In the moment we take hold of His hand... He begins to prepare, sanctify, purify, dedicate, and reserve us—to make ...
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If God had something He wanted to share with you, from His heart.... A message... Would you like to know ...
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Good Morning, Father. 💖☀️ Thank You for Your Holy Spirit, who teaches me and leads me and deals with all ...
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This morning as I was sitting here, I thought of the term, "black sheep." This term means, "a member of ...
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I'm realizing that right now, is a time that we —"the church" —are meant to be God's "answer" and His ...
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There is a battle raging... ...and it's all about "the voice." My voice, your voice, the voice of the body ...
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I came across this song again yesterday... and it was like I was hearing it in a new and fresh ...
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Have you ever stopped and paid attention to the pictures and scenes that play in your mind... they often play ...
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Did you know that "criticism" is the same as "condemnation"? The definition of "criticism" is, "the expression of disapproval of ...
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Some mornings, I'm surprised by how much "comes up" from within me onto the page... And other mornings, I feel ...
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Confession: Sometimes I need reminding that the world is much bigger and deeper than this little piece of ground I've ...
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I love it when I wake up quickly from a dream, and it's all so very clear and easy to ...
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“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and ...
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When the battle is raging, and we begin to find ourselves growing weary, and we look around and see no ...
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This morning, I've zeroed in on Psalm 138:8: "The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; Do not ...
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Over the last few years, my life has felt like a time of constant "testing" — a journey of the ...
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We can't see the "full map" the way God can. He will show us glimpses, He will show us clues ...
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"The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles."—Psalm 34:17 The word "deliverance" ...
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And just like that, I see it... Hand-in-hand with my Heavenly Father, He brings me to the next thing we'll ...
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Had you ever been told as a kid, "You just have too big of an imagination!" ...perhaps in response to ...
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As I was reflecting on a few things this morning... ✍🏻 The Lord brought my attention to the introduction to ...
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I love it when the Lord prompts me to take a journey back through my journals... Because I know that ...
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One of the things I struggle with... is where the feeling of being overwhelmed— wants to take me. Sure, there ...
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I love this new song by Hillsong Young & Free, how relevant it is for today... "World Outside Your Window" ...
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Have you heard of "The Chosen" series? More than likely, you have... I was a little late in getting to ...
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I've always felt like the "weakling" of the group. The "least" in many ways... I more than realize my lack ...
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All of the attacks on your life.... All of the things the enemy has tried in attempt to destroy you, ...
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What if... You had to go through that hard thing... Because of the testimony you would gain... Because of the ...
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I love how the Passion Translation opens up a whole new and fresh way to look at the scriptures. I'd ...
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Sometimes I feel like I have this kind of "childlike hope" that is somewhat hidden within me... And I want ...
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When you feel as though you don't belong... Remember... That you belong to Me. "But now thus says the Lord, he ...
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God, I love when You set things right. 💖✨ Relationships... Attitudes... Hearts... Vision... Pathways... Memories... Journeys... Our whole lives... Think ...
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I'm so thankful for the reminders God gives us. 🌈 ...reminders that so beautifully catch us off guard sometimes... And ...
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There are going to be times we have to really press in... and we have to say, "be still, my ...
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I feel like I need some kind of "compass" that I keep constantly before me, perhaps right there around my ...
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Goodness, it just hit me that we are halfway through this year. June has been quite an interesting month around ...
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Why do I write these every day? I still ponder this question sometimes. I still don't really know how or ...
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This morning as I was sitting here, I began to reflect on how I used to be so fearful of ...
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My husband and I are photographers, and over the last few years, we've been so privileged to do a lot ...
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When I think of the word, "illusion" I think of "sight" mostly.... what I see. Like, what I am seeing ...
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God has this way of somehow making certain things that we must endure —hard things, painful things, horrible things, "impossible ...
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Left and right, I am seeing Jesus "make a way" when there "seemed to be no way"... How He surprises ...
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This morning I feel such a refreshed hope, a revived hope about some things going on in my life. It's ...
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Have you ever had to tell your soul... "Be still, my soul..." Sometimes things don't happen the way we'd expect, ...
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I used to have panic attacks when I was alone at night time. Even as an adult, I would have ...
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I discovered this song at just the perfect time yesterday... This new song by Sandra McCracken so lifted and encouraged ...
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We have an enemy who wants us to retreat, to give up, to shut down, to coward back... ...But we ...
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This has been a "heart-to-heart" kind of morning... I was just sitting here, talking with the Lord about some things ...
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Life isn't going to be easy when you start choosing to face your fears... You're not usually going to "feel" ...
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"God, when is this 'thing' going to get any easier?" ...This was the raw and honestly imperfect question on my ...
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Have you ever heard someone tell a joke, and until they explain it to you, you just can't seem to ...
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Many plans had been made for this year... ...and yet look at how quickly everything got wiped right off the ...
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No matter how much we want a "blind" person to be able to "see" what we want them to see, ...
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I can't help but notice that today is "6/12...2020".... and this morning the Lord reminded me of a key passage ...
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Have you ever tried to "put your thinking cap on" and "think real hard?"..... And it didn't seem to work? ...
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Identity. I've been thinking about it this morning... and I'm really not sure why, but I'm just going with it ...
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I am finally beginning to understand... ...that the lessons we learn from within the struggles are worth far more than ...
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This morning, as I sat down, I felt a strange "distance" feeling as I opened up to the scriptures and ...
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Here is a reminder for this time we've found ourselves living in.... "For we do not wrestle against flesh and ...
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I came across this song, somehow... thought I'd share it here. 🎧🎵💖 I love how this artist writes about her ...
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Time in the garden always gets me thinking about life. 🌱☀️🌧 This may be more of a vulnerable kind of ...
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I'm convinced that rejection is one of the most painful things a person can endure. There are many different forms ...
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This morning, the Lord had me open right up to Psalm 80, specifically to verse 3: "Restore us, O God;Cause ...
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I can't get over how quickly this world can shift and change...almost overnight. How quickly these "waves" can come....how quickly ...
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Can you believe it's June? 🌷 Time is so strange! This morning, as I'm reflecting on a few things, I'm ...
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I recently discovered this song, written by Melanie Penn, and it refills me with hope and encouragement with the reminder ...
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Yesterday evening, as I was about to settle down for the night, I had a feeling as I glanced out ...
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"Lord, how do I write about a morning like this?" This morning as I came before the Lord, distractions immediately ...
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I just used up the last little corner of space in my journal... ✍🏻😬 I didn't have a new one ...
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I was weeding the garden the other day, when I grabbed hold of one of those "sticker plants".... you know, ...
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This morning I was drawn to Malachi 3:16-18... there is something about this passage that is so lovely and especially ...
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There are some situations that happen in life... ...that seem to make us feel more "exposed" than others. Vulnerability is ...
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Have you ever felt the need to be "perfect"? Or to, at least... "appear" perfect? Have you ever found yourself ...
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Have you ever had days... When God just really "shows up" in your life... And He does that thing where, ...
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Here's a thought... God is more "real" than I sometimes "realize"... Have you ever been just doing life and suddenly ...
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I've been hearing this beautiful phrase a lot, especially from our Pastor: "Written upon our hearts..." Heard it again at ...
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This morning I have found myself reflecting on the last couple of months... As things begin to open back up, ...
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This morning I am filled with "awe and wonder".... I like to refer to it as being all "sparkly" 😊✨ ...
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This morning I heard this... "It takes bravery to be a tender person (who doesn't attempt to hide it or ...
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For the one who feels "forgotten" or "unseen" in this time... I feel compelled to write something this morning... It's ...
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I've only a few pages left in my current leather journal. It's felt like this one has lasted forever. Don't ...
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Yesterday morning on my Facebook page I shared a quote from a "Facebook Memory" from that date, in the year ...
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Have you ever asked yourself this question? "What if that "bad situation" never happened?How would it affect all the other ...
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I felt led to sharing this hymn this morning... This one gives me chills every time I hear it sung ...
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There are days my heart feels so lively in the morning, the words just come and they flow...💖🌷 ...and there ...
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There's something about this time we're living in.... something about this time of "reset".... It seems like God is surfacing ...
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I've always loved this hymn, and I love it even more after hearing this new version of it, performed by ...
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Life in the Secret Place
God works so differently than we could ever expect sometimes, doesn't He? Even when we're looking for Him, even when ...
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As I sit with my pen and my journal, I begin writing my heart to the Lord, reflecting, knowing He's ...
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I had a moment of discouragement with myself yesterday.... and the enemy tried to take it and run with it ...
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I've been thinking about "truth" this morning... I'm sure you've probably heard the phrase, "(so and so) loved me enough ...
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There is so much "out there" that we could "set our minds on" right now. Information, different perspectives, facts, studies, ...
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I've noticed the Lord will often take me back to certain memories in my life, and it's like He'll show ...
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I woke up and almost immediately, it was like my mind wanted to dwell on some things that frustrate me ...
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Have you ever noticed thoughts that just somehow find a way to sneak into your head? Do any of these ...
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This morning as I was sitting here, realizing that —"Wow... it's May 1st..." I heard a phrase, "The time has ...
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I remember a time that my heart was filled with such bitterness, I couldn't experience and perceive God clearly. I ...
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There is something valuable that is gained from a "process"... "Process" is defined as, "a series of actions or steps ...
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This morning, I've found myself marveling at this beautiful storyline we're living in. If you could see my heart right ...
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Why should we give thanks in all circumstances? "...give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you ...
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This morning I've been thinking back to January, when I was really beginning to feel the "worst of the worst" ...
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This morning, I opened to this verse, and I looked it up in The Passion Translation... "Teach me more about ...
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I came across some beautiful news yesterday on social media... The 300 million Monarch butterflies will be arriving in our ...
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There is a quote in the Cinderella movie that I love so much... "Have courage and be kind." —Cinderella There ...
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I came across this quote today: "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not ...
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I love watching out my window each morning, as the sun so gloriously awakens the land. ☀️🌷 Suddenly I begin ...
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I know I've mentioned this before, but the year 2019 was one of the hardest years Jason and I have ...
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This morning after a time of writing down some things in my journal — questions and thoughts I had for ...
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Is it okay that many of these thoughts may not make a lot of sense to anyone but myself? Or ...
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There are times in the mornings that I wonder if there'll be anything for me to write. But I'm finding ...
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This morning my heart is all "sparkly" with gratefulness 💖as I see, yet again, God's fingerprints of faithfulness in my ...
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Note to Self: Suddenly you've found yourself living in a strange time. A time that seems uncertain. A time that ...
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I often find myself wondering, "What's next, God? What's coming? What's ahead? What are You going to do?" And every ...
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Yesterday, as I was tuning into our church's Easter livestream service from my home, I realized something... As I felt ...
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This morning feels very calm and quiet. My words are few....and I feel as though I am keeping quiet, in ...
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This morning has been interesting... and I think the best way to write about everything that is on my heart, ...
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Wow, how do I put into words what just happened this morning... This morning, I began reflecting a little bit ...
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Haven't these times been interesting? I feel as though there is so much "symbolism" right beneath our noses —there to ...
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There is a sense of excitement within me, an expectation of what the Lord is about to do.... In my ...
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Have you ever been able to look back on something in your life... And it's like you can now see, ...
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This is another one of my favorites by Sandra McCracken that I want to share this morning. This song brings ...
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Sometimes things just happen.... in an interesting way. And that's about all we can say about the situation, in that ...
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This morning the Lord brought to mind a memory from last February, and so I went and found my journal ...
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Looking back over 2019, I can honestly say that it was one of the most challenging, uncertain, stressful, living-on-the-edge kind ...
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The Lord corrected me yesterday......in the most beautiful and "surprising" way. ✨ I've been corrected by God many, many times, ...
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Have you ever felt troubled in your heart? Have you ever known the truth, and yet you've become so distracted ...
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I've been thinking about "intention" this morning... Intention...the idea behind actions. The plan, the design, the dream, the reason, the ...
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Since last night, I've been thinking of the word, "radiance" or to "radiate" light. Honestly I've been thinking about "light" ...
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I finally got to listen to Kanye West's album, Jesus is King, yesterday. Every time I've thought of listening to ...
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This morning, Lord highlighted the word "express" to me, and then He led me into the study of the word ...
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Over the last few days, the Lord has been highlighting, and really speaking to me about "bread" --which is interesting ...
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This morning I was completely drawn to Isaiah 51 and 52. It was the only thing I felt I should ...
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I woke up from a dream this morning.... laughing! 😆...That was a first! The dream must have been hilarious, because ...
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I opened up to a study little section of my bible where it talks about the canonization of the books ...
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I woke up this morning, thinking it was Monday --but it's really Sunday. The last couple of days have been ...
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I started to write about some things I'm overwhelmed about... I started to write about some things I'm frustrated about ...
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As I've sat here with the Lord this morning, thinking over all the things He has done in my life, ...
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This morning the Lord has me studying the word, "whole"... I love digging into words that I'm already familiar with, ...
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This morning, as I was writing some things down in my journal, it was like the Lord suddenly "jolted" me ...
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I realized just now, after just sitting here for a little while this morning -- it has been 1 year ...
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Have you ever asked God this question? "God! How much longer must I endure this (insert impossible, unlikely, or frustrating ...
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I have this vivid memory from high school...I'm sitting in class, and internally I'm in full panic mode about the ...
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This morning I want to share a simple thought... God sure does go to a lot of trouble for His ...
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Jesus knew that we would grow weary. That is why He gave us this truth to remember... “Come to me, ...
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Have you ever thought of God with His pen? He's a Writer. He's the Author. "It is written"... how there ...
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One of the things I struggle with the most is self-condemnation. Beating myself up. Sometimes I'll find myself getting lost ...
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So I've had this art piece that was made for me, by my maternal grandfather. He said it was "me" ...
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I spent some time just reflecting and writing about the last couple of days this morning... And then I asked ...
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I love this song so much. I've had it on repeat the last couple of days. It's a song of ...
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This morning, I felt the need to push away everything, and just come before the Lord as quietly as I ...
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The storm last night reminded me of the time a storm tried to blow over my "unfinished, soon-to-be, one day, ...
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Well, I was going to write about one thing this morning and then everything took a sudden turn...I even had ...
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"And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn ...
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You know, sometimes I hear the clearest from the Lord when I'm at home in the quiet, washing dishes... I'll ...
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I love the lyrics of this song.... heard it for the first time just the other day. I can't seem ...
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As I sat down at my table this morning... As I came to sit with my Heavenly Father... I felt ...
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One of my biggest struggles in life is self-centeredness --selfishness. The Lord has helped me hit this head-on, in a ...
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The Lord has me completely stuck on Jeremiah 29:13. I've come to it again and again over the last few ...
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Do you know what often tells me that I need to "do something"? (fyi - get ready for a bunch ...
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"Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you. Observe the ...
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This morning I found myself in the book of Daniel. It wasn't because I turned there to seek anything in ...
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Well, as I write this, my website seems to be down. The other day I had issues with my mailing ...
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What if.... What if God is bigger than anything you or I could ever do to "mess up" --any mistake ...
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The Lord gave me another clue this morning about who I am. It was like I connected a new dot, ...
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It's amazing how quickly and easily it can be, in this life... to go from mountain to valley. to go ...
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"Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind." - 1 ...
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As I sit at the table with the Lord this morning, I look down at the cover of my current ...
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"For your hearts are hard and insensitive to me—you must be hard of hearing! For you’ve closed your eyes so ...
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Yesterday as we were driving, I was thinking in true "INFJ fashion"...(bear with me, there are a lot of "what ...
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“When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen."  “When you come looking for me, ...
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This morning, and last night, the Lord has put an urgency -- an urgent reminder... for me to "Put on ...
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This morning the Lord led me to Psalm 119. I honestly haven't spent a lot of time in this passage ...
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I am realizing that when we find ourselves living in our "reason", it's no wonder that we'll face some opposition, ...
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"And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart." - Jeremiah 29:13 ...
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I really don't know what this post is going to turn into, so "beware" ☺️ and continue reading at your ...
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I've had to really press in to be able to push through again this morning. It has been more of ...
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This morning it took a little bit of pressing in and through to hear what the Lord wanted me to ...
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...And then He turns and speaks to me.... into my little life. Me?? This leaves me completely dumfounded, leaving me ...
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This morning as I came before the Lord, I felt the deep need to put away all of my "problems" ...
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This song so perfectly expresses what the Lord has placed on my heart, what He is showing me and zeroing ...
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The Lord has been teaching me about tears again this morning, actually He's been teaching me about tears for a ...
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Oh, this life! Never would I have ever dreamed it up! Yesterday after some wonderfully wild and somewhat surreal things ...
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"Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Christ Himself, who is the head." ...
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"Or, you may fall on your knees and pray - to God's delight! You'll see God's smile and celebrate, finding ...
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Do you know what Psalm 91 is about? Promise. Covenant. Deliverance. How we desperately need daily deliverance. How we need ...
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This morning I am drawn to Isaiah 26 (NKJV). Specifically in this order... Verses 8-9, "...O Lord, we have waited for You;The ...
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 "Never let the fire in your heart go out. Keep it alive. Serve the Lord. When you hope, be joyful. When ...
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Have you ever been in the middle of something and you've asked the Lord, "What is the lesson You want ...
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Every now and then I find myself digging into a rabbit hole of research on personality, on why we humans ...
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I was sitting here thinking about my life, the lives of others, and just all of the stories, all of ...
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This morning, the Lord led me to zero in on Zechariah 3, specifically verses 3-4, and then I broadened to ...
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I love the way the Lord teaches us how to live life in this incredible way that only He can ...
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“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you ...
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"But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." - 1 Corinthians 15:57 Here ...
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"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." - Romans 10:17 If faith comes by ...
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The Lord has been teaching me how to quiet myself before Him. How to just simply "be" and "wait" before ...
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"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn ...
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Have you ever had the Lord just completely and wonderfully surprise you? The kind of surprise where you just marvel, ...
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This morning I've been studying the scriptures about "faith", and what Jesus consistently said about it. It's finally starting to ...
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I am realizing in this life, just how much it's, "not about me". I mean, sure it is a life ...
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"And it will be said in that day; 'Behold, this is our God; We have waited for Him, and He ...
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"And, "I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.'" ...
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Here is a thought I have been pondering... How often do I stay within my typical ways of doing things ...
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I just spent the last hour and a half looking back into my journals. This season of journaling started in ...
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It's amazing to me the clarity that comes in the morning. So often the day ends with questions, with wonderings, ...
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I've been remembering back over the last year or so of my life. It started coming together a little more ...
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I know I already posted something today, but after spending some time with the Lord I felt something burning within ...
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I'm going to write this post from a place of not caring what anyone might think of it. May not ...
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I love when the Lord reminds me of just how intimately, and intricately He knows my heart. That beautiful, personal ...
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Did you know, that no matter what we face we have a Heavenly Father we can run to? Running to my ...
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I've been thinking on what it means to "seek God's face"... How is this different than seeking His hand? How ...
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