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Living a Parable

If we didn’t have to live an imperfect life here on the earth… would we truly be able to grasp… to understand…to experience that God’s ways are higher than our ways? “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the… Read More Living a Parable

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What an invitation…

Who or what do you run to? Have you ever thought about it? We have a Heavenly Father who longs— for it to always be Him, first. 💝🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ He longs—for us to run straight to Him… …when we have something on our hearts. …when we’re in need of direction. …when we don’t know what to… Read More What an invitation…

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“Behold…”

As I was in prayer this morning, something began to BURST from within my heart. 💖 Here it is… There is SO MUCH that God is doing that we cannot see! ✨ SO. MUCH! …far, far more than what we CAN see. And this morning, I can just feel the excitement…✨ I can just feel… Read More “Behold…”

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“I’ve got you…”

“I’ve got you… Yes, you may have to endure through the valley for a little while… but your journey through the valley— with Me… is just as much a part of your story as your “moments on the mountaintop.“ Just keep going. Just keep trusting. There’s more in store… ☀️ Prepare, and expect to be… Read More “I’ve got you…”

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Into the Deep

Have you ever felt as though… you’ve found yourself in a “shallow” kind of place? —a place without much feeling or depth. I found myself in that place this morning. But then suddenly… it was as if the Lord took me by the hand and, caught me off guard with the most tender kind of… Read More Into the Deep

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Above & Beyond

Can we learn… to be grateful—even for the things that “hinder” us in life? Even for the trials the weaknesses the lack the disappointment the mockery the ridicule the rejection the lies …all the things that attempt to convince us…”to drive ourselves into the cave” to dull and darken our light to shut ourselves down…… Read More Above & Beyond

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Don’t be ashamed of where you are in your journey with Him…

Don’t be ashamed of where you are in your journey with Him… Don’t be ashamed of walking through the “valley.” Don’t worry that you “should be“… “someone else” in “someplace else.” Do not worry… if you’ve found yourself in the middle of a hard, uncertain kind of place. Remember… that there are lessons to be… Read More Don’t be ashamed of where you are in your journey with Him…

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You are not “less” to Him…

This morning I turned straight to Mark 16:9, and it says… “Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons. She went and told…“ Don’t you think it’s interesting how the writer “threw in” the part about her… Read More You are not “less” to Him…

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He knows what “seasons” we need, before we’re ready for our “Spring”…

Have you ever felt as though… God led you up to a place in your life, and it’s like you can see the “doorway” into this thing, you can see this thing beginning to “unfold” in your life… And you’re excited, and you think you’re ready to run right through the door, but then God… Read More He knows what “seasons” we need, before we’re ready for our “Spring”…

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Empowered for Breakthrough

There has been an intense resistance that I’ve felt this morning… To be honest, even just bringing myself to the table—has been unusually challenging today. I spent some time in my head… thinking “this thought” and “thinking that thought”… Dwelling on a few things, considering a few things… And then finally I took it all… Read More Empowered for Breakthrough

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Night Light

Were you ever afraid of the dark as a child? Oh, I was. …I would call it more of a “tormenting level” of fear of the darkness. And somehow, I knew, even as a tiny little child, that if I just turned on a “light”—even the tiniest little bit of light… I would be “okay.”… Read More Night Light

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…and then His loving light floods in…

The moment… when your heart begins to break open before Him… and in that same moment… you can FEEL His loving light flood into the broken, hurting places of your heart. You can feel Him meet you, in the broken places, where the pain is coming from… …and in that same moment… the sunrise begins… Read More …and then His loving light floods in…

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Simplifying the Story

Do you tend to start with “simple” and expand into the details, only if they are necessary? Or do you start with an explosion of every. single. detail… zeroing in on every part of the story you can possibly see in your mind? I tend to gravitate toward the details. And I often find myself… Read More Simplifying the Story

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The “Hidden” Results

Sometimes it can be a challenge… to “keep on keeping on”… when it comes to something that has “no results” that can be seen and known. But what if really… it’s far more about the kind of “results” that cannot be seen, than it is about the ones that we can see? And what if…… Read More The “Hidden” Results

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The “Crash and Burn” that Leads Us Straight into His Lesson of Rest

“Why do we do the things that we do?” This question intrigues me… I love digging into the depths of this question. There are so many things to discover… Just think, God knows and understands every little “quirk” about us… But here’s a serious question… Have you ever checked in on your heart, because you’ve… Read More The “Crash and Burn” that Leads Us Straight into His Lesson of Rest

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He Restores My Soul

I’ve been pondering… 🍃 …we’re born— …and then we dive right into this sinful, broken world… …but then… we’re given an opportunity within this journey of life. An “opportunity” for God to restore us. 💖 An invitation from God that says, “Join Me on a journey of recovering your soul and redeeming your life…” And… Read More He Restores My Soul