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11.21.2020 – “Wallflower” or Real Flower?

I kind of think I was made to “grow into” my name. “Heather“ It means, “flowering.” It’s a kind of plant. —A small, tough, flowering, evergreen shrub that grows and flourishes in rocky areas. “The name Heather actually refers to a variety of small shrubs with pink or white flowers which commonly grow in rocky areas that… Read More 11.21.2020 – “Wallflower” or Real Flower?

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11.20.2020 – “Don’t Be Afraid”

I love this song by Josh Garrels… Wanted to share it on here this morning… because it soothed and encouraged me. In a time that many hearts are troubled…. Here is a song to remind us… to encourage and uplift us—a soothing “balm” for hearts in a time of much discouragement. So take heart—keep going,… Read More 11.20.2020 – “Don’t Be Afraid”

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11.19.2020 – Letters from God

I don’t know that I’ve ever heard God more clearly—in the way of putting a pen to exactly what He was saying to me, word by word— than the time He asked me to start this journal —”Life in the Secret Place.com” And I remember the surprise of that moment… It was a normal day,… Read More 11.19.2020 – Letters from God

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11.18.2020 – The Battle in the Airwaves

Last night, as I was attempting to settle down for the evening, I started “scrolling” Facebook for a little bit. And —honestly—I was already in a little bit of a stressed, overwhelmed state of mind in that moment. And then, just like that, as I was scrolling, I came across some news that affected me… Read More 11.18.2020 – The Battle in the Airwaves

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11.16.2020 – The Glorious Unveiling of His Heart and His Plans

“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 I am watching over My word to accomplish it.”—Jeremiah 1:11-12 Heavenly Father… 😊💖✨ I love how You help us to see. I love how You help us to see things closer, and closer, and closer… Read More 11.16.2020 – The Glorious Unveiling of His Heart and His Plans

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11.14.2020 – “Lord, this ‘voice’…. how do You want me to use it?”

I think it deeply pleases God when we ask Him things like, “Father? What do You think about this? What’s on Your heart? What are You thinking about? What are You dreaming about? What is Your desire, God?” What’s Your will for this situation that I’m seeing/going through/experiencing?” It must bring Him so much joy… Read More 11.14.2020 – “Lord, this ‘voice’…. how do You want me to use it?”

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11.13.2020 – Whose side are you fighting on?

Jesus said, “This is war, and there is no neutral ground. If you’re not on my side, you’re the enemy; if you’re not helping, you’re making things worse.”—Matthew 12:30 The Message “Anyone who isn’t with me opposes me, and anyone who isn’t working with me is actually working against me.”—Matthew 12:30 NLT Make sure you… Read More 11.13.2020 – Whose side are you fighting on?

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11.6.2020 – Mistakes and “Almost Mistakes”

God has this way of allowing us to make certain kinds of mistakes… And then there are the “almost mistakes” He so miraculously puts a stop to before we mess up our lives “real good”… He so powerfully intervenes. He doesn’t let it happen. ☀️ He’s faithful to help us with our steps. He saves… Read More 11.6.2020 – Mistakes and “Almost Mistakes”

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11.4.2020 – Our enemy comes to “steal, kill, and destroy”… but God…

“A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect—life in its fullness until you overflow!”—John 10:10 The Passion Translation I love this passage… and this morning, as I thought of what’s happening in the world around us right now,… Read More 11.4.2020 – Our enemy comes to “steal, kill, and destroy”… but God…

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11.2.2020 – “I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine.”

God so joyously works behind the scenes…. it’s like I can almost imagine the kind of smile He would have on His face… I can just imagine His knowing of what He has planned to do—such glorious plans—still so many secrets and surprises up His sleeves… and He has fashioned His plans in the most… Read More 11.2.2020 – “I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine.”

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11.1.2020 – The Lord Redeems the Soul of His Servants

Do you ever feel like you’re just really fighting, and wrestling within your soul? …struggling in the mind, wrestling in your emotions, and fighting off a strong, self-centered, self-serving will? I’m so thankful that God helps us to find rest in our souls, as we learn to stand on His Word, and as we learn… Read More 11.1.2020 – The Lord Redeems the Soul of His Servants

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10.31.2020 – We are Children of Light

This morning, I’m reminded again, and in an even deeper way, that we are created to be “children of light”… Here we are, on a “dark day” of the year—it’s Halloween… and on top of that, it’s “2020“…. AND our power is out—it’s been out the last couple of days. It’s a “dark” time… And… Read More 10.31.2020 – We are Children of Light

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10.28.2020 – Uninhibited with Him

Sometimes when I wake up, and go to the table to sit with Him… I’ll walk in sleepy and tired, unsure of what God will want to do, wondering if I’ll be able to hear Him…and in that moment I’m honestly unsure of whether or not there will be a “breakthrough place” where I’m able… Read More 10.28.2020 – Uninhibited with Him

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10.26.2020 – A Relationship that Flourishes

Over the last couple of years, the Lord has taken me deeper, and deeper, and deeper into Psalm 91. ☀️ And it’s like, before my very eyes, I’m getting to experience, and I’m getting to live….. in my own life, in my own journey… these truths and promises that are within Psalm 91. This morning… Read More 10.26.2020 – A Relationship that Flourishes

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10.23.2020 – Stay alert! Stand Firm.

I’m learning to be “on guard”… Not by guarding myself, not “guarded”…. but being on guard, in Him—dependent and confident in His power and strength and wisdom and ability…not my own. Standing firm, in faith. 💪☀️ “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for… Read More 10.23.2020 – Stay alert! Stand Firm.

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10.22.2020 – “…so after you have suffered a little while…”

6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. 7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 9 Stand… Read More 10.22.2020 – “…so after you have suffered a little while…”